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Tanzanian opposition chief Tundu Lissu goals to return residence from exile

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The Tanzanian opposition chief and former presidential candidate Tundu Lissu says he plans to return residence this month from exile in Europe, after the federal government lifted a ban on political rallies.

The ban, imposed by former president, John Magufuli in 2016, allowed solely elected politicians to conduct rallies of their constituencies.

Lissu, a former politician, left the nation for remedy overseas after he was shot 16 instances by an unknown gunmen in September 2017.

He returned for just a few months in 2020 to problem Magufuli in a presidential election and took 13 p.c of the votes, however his CHADEMA get together rejected the end result over claims of widespread irregularities.

President Samia Suluhu Hassan lifted the six-and-a-half-year ban on political rallies final week as a part of her reconciliation technique after taking up the presidency in March 2021 following the loss of life of Magufuli.

Hassan has additionally lifted a ban on 4 newspapers.