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Iringa Urban MP Ordered to Report to Police

Msigwa was arrested while addressing a public gathering over the weekend

Tanzania’s police in Iringa region, have released an opposition MP, after holding him for hours over the weekend.

Peter Msigwa who is the Iringa urban MP was arrested while addressing a public rally at his constituency.

The outspoken legislator was released on condition that he will today report to police for further interrogation.

According to Chadema spokesperson, Tumaini Makene, police claim to have apprehended Mr. Msigwa for having issued an inciting statement.

On his twitter account, Msigwa wrote, “Police can’t tell me what to say, and it is not their work. They arrested me while performing my role as a legislator. I will not shut up.”

Msingwa hails from a leading opposition party in Tanzania, Chadema.

In recent days, Tanzanians have witnessed a series of arrests of opposition MPs especially those from Chadema.

Among those who had been regularly arrested is the Singida East MP Tundu Lissu, now in Kenya for treatment after being recently shot by unknown people while in Dodoma attending parliament.

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