If you think it could get darker and more grim under President John Pombe Magufuli and his Chama Cha Mapundzi (CCM). Well, today is dawn, the sun has stopped shining. This is ahead of elections and CHADEMA 9 is sentenced in Dar Es Salaam. Expect more Opposition leaders to be detained. For holding rallies in their constituencies.
Today, CHADEMA National Chairman Freeman Mbowe together with Halima Mdee are both sentenced together with 7 others. Mbowe was guilty in 12 out 13 charges against him. The MPs holding their meetings or rallies was not seen as valid. They had permits, but they moved, therefore, seen as unlawful assembly and civil disobedience. Meaning they are guilty too. This is a clear message from the judge and the authorities.
Earlier in the day, the people who tried to stand around and demonstrate for CHADEMA and the accused was all picked up on pickups and arrested on the spot. The Anti-Riot Police was outside securing the premises. Several of citizens was picked up and arrested by this measure. As plenty of people wanted to gather and follow the judgment in Court today.
This means today, the CHADEMA 9 is ready for conviction and serve time as political prisoners. The leaders of opposition, arrested and detained by the authorities. In measures beyond the greatness of the United Republic and its history.
The CCM is now shambolic in its affairs, as they are targeting every single opposition party and leaders with criminal cases and sentencing them. We can clearly see, there is no bound and the laws are made to criminalize the opposition. As we are never seeing the same efforts being done to the CCM’s own.
Today is a grim day. CHADEMA was targeted and now lost several high ranking leaders. God knows for how long, but this case is significant because of the stature of Freeman and Halima. Tanzania isn’t free, only CCM is free. Peace.
“If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
We know by now, that the latest big-man with a microscopic heart and able to digest criticism is Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli. In his reign people have been arrested over nothing, the state is monitoring dissidents to ridiculous levels and the initial ONE-Party State Bonanza should be ushered in with his blessing. Because, all party works of the opposition is practically followed and monitored by the state. Which is the ruling party and the President who controls with an iron-fist.
President Magufuli is a weak heart, he must have high blood-pressure, little sleep and be vein. His self-entitlement and his own narcissistic ways must be mix of cult-leader and Al Capone. Because, he loves praise and look like a King. But at the first moment of questioning or even a beacon crossing the threshold of criticism. Expect to be behind bars, suspended media-house or getting persecuted one way or the other. That is just what Mugufuli does, because he cannot help himself.
That is why yet again Halima James Mdee gets into legal trouble, because she defies the state and speak up against the nonsense of Magufuli. She might be rash, but who wouldn’t, when you are muffled like a child as a politician. Not allowed to do your work or meet your constituents without the blessing of ungodly President. Well, that is just the way things are.
“Kawe MP Halima Mdee of the CHADEMA party has been arrested for allegedly making disrespectful remarks against President John Magufuli. The legislator has been denied bail and would have to spend the weekend at the police station” ( Merxcine Cush – ‘Tanzanian MP Halima Mdee Arrested For Making ‘Disrespectful Remarks’ Against President Magufuli’ 23.02.2019).
Surely Mdee might have said something at the rallies of late, which she has questioned the authority of the President. However, if it is illegal to address the President in public. Make it a direct law. Make a legal text, where the state says the President is a God or a Devine spirit, his Holiness, which is without sin like the Pope.
Henceforth, the public cannot say or address in any way, in any shape or form say anything ill, insulting, disrespectful or even utter a word of negative tone; when addressing His Majesty, His Excellency, the Fountain of Honour, the bravest man of the United Republic, the man who sets the SUN and whose words let the SUN shine again.
Since the President John Pombe Magufuli shall only get praise for his greatness, his uniqueness and his special ways, which is a treat, a joy and which makes the world go around. Peace.