15 February 2013

Tanzanian Government to Investigate Religious Violence in Buseresere

The government will investigate Monday's clashes between a group of Muslims and Christians in Buseresere that led to the beheading of a pastor and the injury of several others, Tanzania's Daily News reported Friday (February 15th).

Speaking during a visit to Geita, where he was hosted by Regional Commissioner Said Magalula, Tanzanian Minister for Home Affairs Emmanuel Nchimbi vowed that those responsible for inciting inter-religious hatred will be brought to justice.

Police have since arrested two suspects tied to Monday's violence, said Denis Stephano, spokesman for the Geita regional commander's office.

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