Tanzania: Court Strikes Out Chadema’s Rally Case

The High Court in Mwanza has denied the main Opposition party, Chadema's plea to file a case against the police ban on all political rallies.

Judge Mohamed Gwae, who preceded the case, made the decision following objections raised by defense lawyers, Robert Kidando and Obadiah Kajungu. The lawyers claimed Chadema's charge sheet didn't meet the legal requirements.

In their objection, respondent's lawyers claimed the applications were not filed using the correct provisions which give the court the jurisdiction to hear the petition.

Source: The Citizen