Tanzania authorities have on Wednesday arrested Tanzania’s main opposition leader Freeman Mbowe for questioning.
According to local media, Mbowe who is chairman of Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) was arrested at Kingdom Hotel in Mwanza.
Speaking after his arrest was Mwanza Regional Police Commnader, Ramadhan Ng’anzi who confirmed that the police are detaining him for further questioning over a number of allegations.
Also arrested are 15 members of the party and together they have been transported to the Capital Dar es Salaam where they will be quizzed before being released and transported back to Mwanza.
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Those arrested are reported to be discussing matters concerning a new constitution before five police vehicles surrounded the hotel arresting all patrons.
Several other opposition leaders have visited the police station calling for their release with some questioning the leadership of President Samia Suluhu.
Opposition leaders in Tanzania were against the leadership of former President John Pombe Magufuli and were treated with arrests whenever they challenged his rule openly.
President Samia Suluhu however welcomed their contribution to the government urging them to provide constructive arguments that will drive the country forward.