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Tanzania’s opposition leader Tundu Lissu flees the country

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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.

Tanzania’s opposition politician Tundu Lissu on Tuesday fled the country for Brussels, Belgium.

He sort refuge at the German embassy since Friday after complaining about threat to his life.

Lissu previously spent over two years in Belgium after surviving an attempted assassination in September 2017.

A video has been posted on his Twitter handle showing him leaving for the airport accompanied by officials from the German embassy.

After last month’s presidential election which he lost to incumbent President John Magufuli, Lissu refused to accept the results.

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He alleged that there were voting irregularities and fraud in the general election.

The head of the National Elections Commission, Semistocles Kaijage however rejected those claims, saying there was no evidence to that.

President Magufuli has since been sworn in for his second term in office.

Tanzania’s Magufuli sworn in after election win


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