Delegation of the European Union to Tanzania

Joint Statement by the European Union Heads of Mission in Tanzania on the attack against Hon. Freeman Mbowe

Dar es Salaam, 09/06/2020 - 17:19, UNIQUE ID: 200609_18
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Joint Statement by the European Union Heads of Mission in Tanzania on the attack against Mr Freeman Mbowe, national Chairman of CHADEMA and leader of the opposition in the Tanzanian Parliament.

Mr Freeman Mbowe, national Chairman of CHADEMA and leader of the opposition in the Tanzanian Parliament, was attacked by unknown assailants on Tuesday 9 June while returning home in Dodoma. Mr Mbowe suffered several injuries and is receiving treatment at the hospital.

The European Union Heads of Mission in Tanzania express their sympathy to Mr. Freeman Mbowe and wish him a speedy recovery.

Every attack against a representative of the institutions of the United Republic of Tanzania, whatever his/her political affiliation, is an attack against democracy. With general elections only a few months ahead of us it is essential to let democracy take its course and ensure all conditions to full participation in credible and transparent elections.

The European Union Heads of Mission trust that the authorities will successfully investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice.

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