Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Man Charged To Court For Insulting President On WhatsApp In Tanzania

A Tanzanian is facing charges after he allegedly shared comments on Whatsapp calling President John Magufuli an imbecile. Mulokozi Kyaruzi has been charged under the controversial cybercrime law.

He is the second person to be charged under the law for insulting the president.

The law was highly criticised for infringing freedom of expression when it was enacted last year. Below is the statement of the offence:




Here's a translation of what he is alleged to have said:

“Doesn’t [President John Magufuli] have advisers? Isn’t he advisable? Or is he simply an idiot? He is such an imbecile; he doesn’t consider the law in place before opening his mouth! Or is he sick of 'Mnyika-disease'?”


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