Tanzanian opposition leader Zitto Kabwe has been arrested following his remarks on the deadly clashes in Kigoma between pastrolists and the police, which left two policemen and scores of pastoralists dead.
Despite the inspector General of Police visiting the area of clashes, they did not issue a statement prompting Mr Zitto to call for action.
Mr Zitto had stated that the police should account for all the deaths that had taken place in the area. He said that the police were not saying the truth.
“We want the police to issue a statement to account for all the deaths that took place during the clashes. The situation is tense in the area and people deserve to know the truth on what happened and on steps being taken to solve the situation,” said Zitto, before his arrest.
He said that his party had been collecting information on the happenings in the area and would be releasing it to the public .
Police have confirmed his arrest of the ACT-Wazalendo party leader stating that he was arrested at Oysterbay in Dar Es Salaam.
“The party leader has been arrested by police from Oysterbay Dar Es Salaam . He is now heading to the police station for interrogation over the killings of police and civilians that tool place in Mpeta village, Uvinza Kigoma,” said the opposition party’s secretary for ideology, communication and publicity.
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