11 March 2018

Tanzania: Ailing Lissu to Undergo 19th Surgery in Belgium

The Singida-East constituency member of parliament (MP), Tundu Lissu, is slated to undergo yet another surgery at the Leuven University Hospital in Gasthuisberg, Belgium, next Wednesday, March 14.

That will be the 19th surgical operation to be done on the man since he was shot several times by unknown attackers in Dodoma on September 7, 2017, where he was attending a meeting of the National Assembly.

Lissu said in a statement issued on Saturday that he was informed by his medical team that another operation was deemed necessary to speed up recovery of his joints that are still ailing.

"(Doctors) have suggested that the surgery will protect me from the risk of another fracture in the future," said Mr Lissu who is also the president of the Tanganyika Law Society (TLS).

The surgery will be performed by a team led by two renowned bone complications medical specialists in Europe, Prof Stefa Nijs and Prof Willem-Jan Mertsemakers.

"So, you don't have to worry about the condition of my heath, I am in good and safe hands of my medical team," read part of Mr Lissu's statement - also in which he assured the general public that he would continue to issue updates on his state of health.

The firebrand lawmaker - who is also the opposition Chief Whip in the Union Parliament - was flown to Belgium a few weeks ago from Nairobi, Kenya, where he was receiving treatment since September last year.

Tanzania

Tanzania Cites Bias As It Changes Laws Governing Arbitration

Tanzania has moved to ensure that investor disputes are resolved locally after Attorney General Adelardus Kilangi pushed… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 The Citizen. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.