TANZANIA: Opposition candidate ‘to ignore police summon’

Tanzania’s opposition presidential candidate, Tundu Lissu, has said he will ignore a police summon on Friday and instead attend a planned meeting with foreign envoys.

He said his Chadema party had received a letter from the police summoning him to appear before the head of investigations in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, in the morning.

He is to be questioned over unspecified remarks he made on the campaign trail, the letter said.

But Mr Lissu says the letter does not outline the offence he committed to warrant being summoned:

Tanzanians head to the polls on 28 October to elect members of parliament and president. Incumbent John Magufuli is seeking a second five-year term.

Mr Lissu is the main opposition challenger for the presidency.

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