Tanzania: Nobody is more afraid of the truth, than President Magufuli

Nobody in the world right now is more afraid for the truth then President Joseph Magufuli. Why do I say this?

Well, no one I know in power has challenged the free press, the social media and all content in the way President Magufuli and Chama Cha Mapundzi (CCM) have done during his first term in power. No one has made it so difficult and made cracked down on the media houses like him.

President Magufuli is a coward. You cannot release statistics without getting an okay. You have to register your blog, the content and everything to the authorities. Newspapers and radios has lost license over broadcasting simple truths. Journalists behind bars and so fourth.

You cannot post a lot of different content online now. Like you cannot post content in concern with spreading news about disease, activism or demonstrations and so much more. Just like previous laws, the foreign news-broadcasters had to submit their films before publishing them. To see if the authorities would accept their content.

Today, the new regulation is that the local broadcasters are not allowed to broadcast content from foreign broadcasters, unless it has been verified and accepted by the same authorities. This is continuing the battle against the free press.

There is no revision of a law in connection to the media, free speech or content, that is not made with consideration of valuing the free speech. Instead it is made to secure the message and spread the message that the state wants.

The CCM and the President have added and added. Taken more and more measures. It is an overbearing enterprise, where everyone involved in media and online has to follow the regulations and laws. Unless, they want to be suspended or loose their licenses. Even paying the authorities to be a blogger and register their social media accounts.

Magufuli is so afraid of the written word, on-air and news on TV. That his prerogative apparently. It been part of his memo to the world. That his fearing the truth, fearing the reporting and people looking into his work. Because, he only wants to rubber-stamp everything and control all things.

That’s why the media is bruised and compromised by the state. This is all deliberate. Magufuli knows this and the CCM wants to censor the media.

Magufuli is afraid of the truth, if you know, now you know. Peace.

Opinion: Magufuli is untouchable now!

There was once upon a time a fragile man. A man with ego higher than all the mountains of the world. This man wants everything for himself and doesn’t want anyone to look into his work. His a hopeless romantic too. Why you say? Well, he wants everyone to give him roses and show him love. The people are supposed to praise him, dance for him and in behind closed chambers lap-dance. This is the life of President Joseph Pombe Magufuli.

Every step this man has taken in office has on a self-centred rally for more control. There is no steps which isn’t insulting the intelligence of men. The state and him can look into all the dirt, the damage and use all means to silence critics, journalists, activists and opposition figures. However, touching the President and his team is a cardinal sin. The pope, the closest to God isn’t as Untouchable as Magufuli.

Today we have gone further step in line of royalty and making him king supreme. The ego of this megalomaniac has no boundaries. This man will destroy everyone around him, but he expects everyone to be kind and pleasant around him. That is why the Parliament passed the Written Law (Miscellaneous Amendment) No. 3 of 2020.

In that law there are three sub-sections, which matter to the President. One where they are amending the Basic Rights and Duties Enforcement Act Cap. 3. Where they changed it to do this:

It is further recommended to introduce a new subsection which requires all suit or matters against the Heads of Organs of the State to be instituted against the Attorney General. The proposed amendment intends to enhance the provisions relating to immunity of Heads of Organs of States” (Written Law, 2020).

The second is an amendment of the Law Reform (Fatal Accidents and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, Cap 310. Which states this:

It is proposed to introduce new section 18A which enables suits or matters against the National Leaders (President, Vice-President, Prime Minister, Speaker, Deputy Speaker or Chief Justice) to be instituted against the Attorney General. The proposed amendment intends to enhance the provisions relating to immunity of Heads of Organs of States” (Written Law, 2020).

We can clearly get the memo from this. The President and his team is immune from all suits, civil suits and any court proceeding while in office. In essence making the President above the law. Also, the rest of his high ranking officials are avoiding the law too. As they got to go directly a the Attorney General since the President and his appointed fellows are above the law. There is no other way to look at it. They are having immunity from prosecution and sued for their possible abuse of the law.

Just to top it off, the third one is here:

Part XIII of the Bill proposes to amend the Presidential Affairs Act, Cap. 9. It is proposed to amend section 6 with a view to deferring any civil proceedings against the President on his capacity as a citizen until when he ceases to hold office” (Written Law, 2020).

The first two provisions or amendments are while in office. However, this third one is that his immunity last until he finished in office. That means as long as his in office his untouchable. There isn’t any court or suit that can be filed against him. How petty and little are you? You have the most powerful office of the Republic and you cannot manage suing you for your unjust behaviour?

That is the sort of man Magufuli is. He wants ballads written about him, he wants soft porn poetry from the sweetest lips whispered into his ears. The President needs the constant validation and assurance that only he can be on top. The Executive, the Head of State needs to be looked after and given credit for the slightest thing. That is why this man wants all the glory, but doesn’t want to be accountable. This is the sort of man the President is and have become over the years.

That he now wants to be above the law isn’t shocking. If he wants to be self-styled President of Life. Wouldn’t be shocking either. As he has given no way to anyone speaking up against him. This man will dig the graves of the persons in his way. Soon, he will hire mercenaries to get rid of the ones daring to challenge him. There is no concern of life, unless its his. His life is more important than anyone else in the Republic.

The stars, the moons and the sun first shines on President Joseph Pombe Magufuli. After that it might glean towards us. However, remember it always on his highness first. He is the priority, the Very Important Person (VIP) and the who cannot be touched. Peace.