Tanzanian MP in court for calling Magufuli dictator

Ingida East MP Tundu Lissu. He has been charged with hate speech after calling President John Magufuli a dictator. PHOTO | CITIZEN

What you need to know:

  • Lissu faces a "hate speech" charge for his "insulting words that are likely to incite ethnic hatred.
  • Lissu's comments and jailing come amid growing tension over the authoritarian leadership.

A top opposition lawmaker in Tanzania has been charged with "hate speech" after calling President John Magufuli a dictator, according to court documents seen by this reporter.

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