Tanzanian Muslim Protesters Deny Charges
Sheikh Ponda Issa Ponda, the secretary of the Council of Muslims Organizations, has, along with his followers, pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy, trespass and theft.
The secretary of the Council of Muslims' Organisations Sheikh Ponda Issa Ponda and 49 followers have pleaded not guilty to all charges.
This is Africa, 2 November 2012
Concerns for Zanzibar's crucial tourist sector have been reignited by the threat posed by Islamist secessionists, following rioting and the arrest of 51 supporters of Muslim cleric... read more »
Daily Maverick, 23 October 2012
Tanzania: Cleric in Court Over Riots
Tanzania Daily News, 19 October 2012
THE secretary of the Council of Muslims' Organizations, Sheikh Ponda Issa Ponda with his 49 followers were on Thursday arraigned at the Kisutu Resident Magistrates' Court accused... read more »
Tanzania: Chief Sheikh Touts Muslim Solidarity
Tanzania Daily News, 21 September 2012
THE Chief Sheikh, Mufti Issa bin Simba, has refuted claims that there is a rift between the National Muslim Council of Tanzania (Bakwata) and Muslims in the country.read more »
The State Minister in the Second Vice-President's Office, Mohammed Aboud Mohammed has declared Zanzibar a "peaceful place" stating that the government will exercise a no-tolerance ... Read more »