Magufuli’s Comic Relief: Detaining a comedian for laughing

On Tuesday this week, the Tanzanian Authorities has again arrested the comedian Idris Sultan. This after a video of the comedian went viral after he laughed while watching at old pictures of President Joseph Magufuli.

Last time he got into trouble was in October 2019, when he posted a Instagram or Twitter where he changed the face of the President with himself. Because the authorities deemed that actions as disrespectful.

This week, the authorities called it bullying of the President for a man to laugh of his old pictures. If you wondered how little of a man the President and his Team is. This proves it and shows how little it takes to get on his nerves.

President Magufuli should be better than this, but he cannot help himself. He just needs praise, love and care. His the little flower-boy who needs steady support care and is a big baby. The President needs his diaper change, ironed his trousers and enough spoons of sugar in his tea. Because if you don’t do that. Then he will be like a furious dragon spitting fire in the living room. That is who he is apparently.

His such a sheltered and weak man. That cannot manage any sort of ridicule or bad talk about himself. The President is so fragile, that even fine China is more stable and need less care. Because if your acting one milly-second wrong. You can be rest assured, he will tear you asunder or ensure your demise. That boost his little ego and secure that he feels like a tiger.

That is why a comedian cannot laugh at his old pictures. He wants the sweet memories like a Maroon 5 song or Bob Marley. He don’t want someone mocking him or making jokes. That is beneath him. His the king, the pope and the greatest ever walking in suits in the United Republic of Tanzania. Even if he got nothing to show for it.

His the bulldozer, who cannot even be touched. He can touch whoever in his way, but no one can say or even think about this man. If you do, expect someone to lock you up and throw away the key. No one should even consider writing about this man or even spread a malicious word. You will go missing before dawn.

My futile advice to President Magufuli is grow a pair of balls and be a grown ass man in office. Not be a little kid with fire and fury. Be a man who can stomach criticism and actually be a Head of State. Secondly and most importantly in this fashion. Use his office to act with care for his citizens and be responsible.

Because arresting people for laughing of old photos of you. Only undress you Mr. President, that your the emperor without clothes. Instead, of showing your greatness or character. Your showing the world that you got only vengeance. You got no humility and deep understanding of your role. If you did, you would scoff this off and refurbish a hospital.

Instead he does this to himself. Magufuli is the supposed King of the Castle, but instead he acts like the jester. Peace.

The Face-Off from Idris Sultan hurt President Magufuli

Tanzania, the place where you have to be careful how to be an online personality. How you have to be careful what sort of words you use. When you use them or even whatever you do. Might be used against you. Especially if this concerns President John Pombe Magufuli and his CCM. They are not to be joked around with or talked about in a bad manner. Than your an criminal and meets the authorities. That we have seen all through the tenure of the President and it continues.

This time its the joke on Twitter from comedian Idris Sultan yesterday on the 30th October 2019. When that news hit the authorities, this happen: “Tanzanian actor and comedian Idris Sultan is now facing arrest after he photoshopped Tanzanian head of state’s photos. Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda ordered comedian Idris Sultan to present himself to the nearest police station terming the actor’s acts as disrespect” (Ghetto Radio Kenya, 31.10.2019).

Because of that I have to write about this. Since this is yet another case of the mind-boggling social control, the levels of lack of free speech and even just common expression of one-self in the public sphere on social media. That someone for editing of photos getting into legal jeopardy.

The law he might have breached and has to defend himself for is this one:

CYBER CRIME ACT S.15. (1) A person shall not, by using a computer system impersonate another person. (2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction, to a fine of not less than five million shillings or three times the value of undue advantage received by that person, whichever is greater, or to imprisonment for a term of not less than seven years or to both”.

So, what this means, that face-off’s is illegal. Playing around and fooling around, editing pictures and uploading them is illegal. That means, by this definition the Face-Off movie from 1997 with Nicholas Cage and John Travolta better be illegal too. Because, that is the definition of what Idris Sultan did yesterday on Twitter.

He was doing the switch of faces from the President to himself. So, if the President would have some humour, he would have switched to one of the pictures of Idris Sultan. However, this President is to vein and bloated self-importance to do so. This President cannot stomach critics and see this a criticism, which indirectly an insult of him.

Certainly, the CCM and Magufuli should take some time of their busy scheduling finding things to pin crimes on their citizens and making people felons. Maybe, just watch Face-Off and get a deeper understanding of what impersonation means. It is not like the Comedian stole the President identity and bought all types of books possible on Amazon? Not like he used his voice and played the President fooling some foreign investor in some fraud?

Those would have been some serious impersonation. However, this was just some mere fun on Twitter. Not harming a fly, not really disrespecting the President either. He was even wishing the President a peaceful birthday. For that, he might get into legal trouble and incarcerated for years.

That is Tanzania in 2019. Face-Off is illegal and especially of the President. His the holiness, you cannot comment, talk or address without blessing his name and spirit. The President is above all men and we just have to blessed to live in the life-time. Where people cannot edit, write or even drop statistics, which the President hasn’t anointed. Peace.

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