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Tanzanian opposition MP, fierce critic of president shot by unknown gunmen

Tanzanian opposition MP, fierce critic of president shot by unknown gunmen

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<p>Tanzanian opposition lawmaker Tundu Lissu, a fierce critic of President John Magufuli’s government, was shot and wounded by unknown assailants in the administrative capital Dodoma on Thursday, a spokesman for his party said.</p> <p>“Lissu has suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is being treated at the main public hospital in Dodoma,” Tumaini Makene, spokesman for the main opposition <span class="caps">CHADEMA</span> party, said.</p> <p>Lissu, who is also the president of the Tanganyika Law Society and opposition chief whip in parliament, has previously been arrested by police on several occasions and charged with incitement.</p> <p>He was arrested in July and later released after having called Magufuli a “dictator”.</p> <p>The motive of the shooting is unclear. Tanzania police’s spokesman was not immediately available for comment.</p> <p><strong><em>Reuters</em></strong></p>
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