US government through its Ambassador, Donald J Wright has spoken against magufuli arresting opposition leaders. Tanzania President John Magufuli ordered the arrest of CHEDEMA chairman Freeman Mbowe yesterday. Mbowe had planned countrywide demonstrations that were to take place today. Tanzanian Media report showed that the CHEDEMA chairman was arrested on Sunday night together with the other four members. The demonstrations were against President Magufuli victory. The erections that were held last week were said to have been unfair. Writing on his Twitter Account Ambassador J white urged the Tanzanian Government to release them. He also asked the government to ensure the four are safe.
"Reports of arrests of opposition leaders are extremely concerning. I urge the Government to ensure the safety and security of all opposition leaders, cease these targeted arrests, release detainees, restore telecommunications, and afford due process under the law to all citizens,"