Govt Passes Bill to Give Leaders Immunity in Tanzania

Parliament has endorsed amendments to the Basic Rights and Duties Enforcement Act, giving leaders of the three arms of government protection from being sued in their individual capacities for any action undertaken while in office. The leaders cited in the Bill are the president, vice-president, prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker of the National Assembly and the chief justice. Any person aggrieved by their actions will only have the option of suing the State through the Attorney General.

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