Top politician in Tanzania has called for the people of Tanzania to come out into the streets to demand for the release of 12 leaders who were arrested yesterday night as they were having a meeting whose agenda was about the new Tanzania constitution.
Tundu Lissu says that having such a meeting is not a crime. He urges the people of Mwanza and other areas to go to the streets and demand the freedom of Freeman Mboee and 11 others. He also adds that the political rights in Tanzania should be respected in Tanzania.
Mwenyekiti Freeman Mbowe na viongozi 11 wa CHADEMA wamekamatwa na polisi mjini Mwanza jana usiku kwa kuandaa Kongamano la Katiba Mpya. Kufanya kongamano sio kosa la jinai nchini. Watu wa Mwanza na kwingineko ingieni mitaani ili viongozi wetu waachiliwe na haki za kisiasa ziheshimiwe" Tundu Lissu.
The above can be translated that chairman Freeman Mbowe and other 11 Chadema party leaders were arrested by police last night for organizing a new constitution conference. Holding such a forum is not a criminal offense in the country. People of Mwanza and elsewhere take to the streets so that our leaders are released and political rights are respected.