Tanzania Opposition's Tundu Lissu Says His Life Is In Danger

The leader of Tanzania's main opposition Chadema party Tundu Lissu has said he fears for his life, after losing a highly controversial election. President John Magufuli won the election on October 30 with 84% of the vote, to Lissu's 13%, though the opposition alleged widespread voter intimidation and corruption. Lissu was also briefly detained by police, when he called for a national protest after the electons. Speaking from the residence of German ambassador Regine Hess in Dar es Salaam, where he fled to safety, Lissu said he had been pursued by Tanzanian police and that an order to kill him had already been issued. Lissu, 52, survived an assassination attempt in 2017, when he was shot multiple times in his car. He returned to Tanzania to contest the October 28 election, after spending three years recovering in Belgium.


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