News ID: 200143
Published: 0442 GMT September 07, 2017

Opposition MP shot, wounded in Tanzania: Party

Opposition MP shot, wounded in Tanzania: Party

Tanzanian opposition lawmaker Tundu Lissu, a fierce critic of President John Magufuli's government, was shot and wounded by unknown assailants at his residence in the administrative capital Dodoma on Thursday, his party said.

"Lissu has suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is being treated at the main public hospital in Dodoma," Tumaini Makene, spokesman for the main opposition CHADEMA party, said.

CHADEMA said in a separate statement the incident took place at his Dodoma residence on Thursday afternoon.

"We strongly condemn this attack and are closely monitoring his condition," the statement said.

Lissu, who is also the president of the Tanganyika Law Society and opposition chief whip in parliament, has previously been arrested by police on several occasions and charged with incitement.

He was arrested in July and later released after having called Magufuli a "dictator".

The motive of the shooting is unclear.

Tanzania police's spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

   
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