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Tanzanian Sued For Insulting President On WhatsApp

A Tanzanian, Mulokozi Kyaruzi is facing charges after he allegedly shared comments on Whatsapp calling President John Magufuli an imbecile.
The man was charged under the controversial cybercrime law.
He is the second person to be charged under the law for insulting the president.
The law was highly criticised for infringing freedom of expression when it was enacted last year.
Here is the statement of the offence:
“Doesn’t [President John Magufuli] have advisers? Isn’t he advisable? Or is he simply an idiot? He is such an imbecile; he doesn’t consider the law in place before opening his mouth! Or is he sick of ‘Mnyika-disease’?”
Mnyika, mentioned in the statement, refers to John Mnyika, a young and very vocal opposition MP.

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