Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Mbowe and other top Chadema leaders appears in court
The National chairman of the leading opposition party in Tanzania known in shot as Chadema and a Member of Parliament (MP) for Hai constituency Hon. Freeman Mbowe was yesterday charged before the Kisutu Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam allegedly for staging an illegal demonstration in Dar es Salaam. Mbowe’s appearance in court came moment after the deputy chief zonal investigation officer at Dar es Salaam based Central police station to whom he was reporting together with his colleagues for interrogation decided to waive out their bail after they had flouted conditions and ordered them taken to court.
Others are the party’s Secretary General Dr. Vincent Mashinji, deputy party’s secretary general for mainland Mr. John Mnyika, deputy secretary general (Zanzibar) Mr. Salum Mwalimu, a member of the party’s National Executice Committee (NEC) Mr. Peter Msigwa who is also an MP for Iringa urban, and an MP for Tarime urban Esther Matiko. Before the court, Mbowe and his colleagues have been accused of staging an illegal demonstration contrary to the country’s rules and regulation which took place on 16th February 2018 at Mwananyamala suburb in Kinondoni district in Dar es Salaam region. The demonstrations are alleged to have caused the death of one student of National Institute of Transport (NIT) based in Dar es Salaam city Ms. Akwilina Akwilini when the anti-riot police came into confrontation with the demonstrators in their attempt to stop them.