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US News Tanzania: neither the prison nor the bullets discouraged the opponent Tundu Lissu

11:10  27 october  2020
11:10  27 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Tanzanian opposition MP Tundu Lissu, who survived an assassination attempt, is determined to unseat President John Magufuli. Tanzania is one of Africa’s fastest growing nations economically and demographically. Image: Tundu Lissu (Credit: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images).

Tundu Lissu MP - Chadema Party, Tanzania . Lissu is one of the leading domestic opponents of president John Magufuli, otherwise known as the 'Bulldozer'. Tundu Lissu is one of his leading domestic opponents , at least he was, until gunmen pumped more than 20 bullets into his body in

Tundu Lissu, avocat et opposant tanzanien, candidat à la présidentielle face au président John Magufuli, à Dar es Salaam le 28 août 2020 © Ericky BONIPHACE Tundu Lissu, lawyer and Tanzanian opponent, presidential candidate against President John Magufuli, in Dar es Salaam on August 28, 2020

Countless arrests and an assassination attempt in which he was riddled with bullets did not deter Tundu Lissu, lawyer and Tanzanian opponent, candidate for the presidential election on Wednesday against President John Magufuli, whom he calls dictator .

Visible sequel to this assassination attempt in 2017, which he assures politically motivated and during which he was hit by 16 bullets, the 52-year-old man, short and stocky, limps after having undergone 20 surgeries.

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Prominent Tanzanian opposition figure Tundu Lissu has returned home, three years after surviving an assassination in the capital, Dodoma. In Malawi, several high-profile individuals connected to the government of former president Peter Mutharika are being interrogated in relation to alleged corruption.

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This does not prevent him from campaigning vigorously since his return to Tanzania at the end of July, after three years of care and convalescence abroad.

Tundu Lissu harangues large crowds, dances on catwalks and castigates the authoritarianism of President John Magufuli and his government and their attacks on opposition and freedoms.

"I do not feel safe, but this work must be done. It involves significant risks, but it must be done", explained, in an interview with AFP, this father of two children, high school students in the States -United since leaving the country in 2017, married to Alicia Magabe, a lawyer like him.

Tundu Lissu, avocat et opposant tanzanien, candidat à la présidentielle face au président John Magufuli, à Dar es Salaam , le 9 septembre 2020 © STRINGER Tundu Lissu, lawyer and Tanzanian opponent, presidential candidate against President John Magufuli, in Dar es Salaam, September 9, 2020

Born in 1968 in a small village in the center of the country, Mr. Lissu was helping as a child , on the family farm and took care of the paternal cattle, while going to school.

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It was by listening to the news on the radio and reading that he said he had developed a taste for politics.

- Fear of no one -

After studying law at the University of Dar es Salaam, he specialized in human rights and environmental law.

He worked on environmental issues between 1999 and 2002 for the American think tank World Resources Institute (WRI) and for ten years (1999-2009) joined the Team of Environmental Action Lawyers (LEAT), an NGO of lawyers defending the rights of poor rural communities.

Tundu Lissu, avocat et opposant tanzanien, candidat à la présidentielle face au président John Magufuli, à Dar es Salaam le 27 juilllet 2020 © STR Tundu Lissu, lawyer and Tanzanian opponent, presidential candidate against President John Magufuli, in Dar es Salaam on July 27, 2020

Activism led him to politics: he was elected deputy in 2010 and rose through the ranks in the within the main opposition party, Chadema (Party for Democracy and Progress), of which he became No. 2.

"He is not afraid to confront anyone who questions the rights and livelihoods of people in rural areas," says Peter Veit of WRI, who helped found LEAT and has known Mr. Lissu for almost 30 years. .

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"I think that is one of the reasons for its success, but also part of the reason it has elicited such reactions from the government of Tanzania."

Mr. Veit assures AFP that he advised his friend against returning to his country, for fear for his safety, but said to himself "not at all surprised" that he did it anyway: "he is guided only by what he thinks are the faults of the current government.

- "Torn to pieces" by the bullets -

Mr. Lissu describes President John Magufuli, who is seeking a new mandate, as a dictator and denounces a climate of fear.

His activism against the mining sector had already earned him his arrest under the previous presidency of Jakaya Kikwete. But in 2017, he was arrested six times and in September, his car was strafed as he had just stopped outside his home in Dodoma, the capital.

"All my limbs, my legs, my waist, my arms, my stomach were almost torn to pieces by 16 bullets, and so mending and getting back on my feet took time," he explains.

The closer the election approached, the more the visible obstacles to his campaign multiplied: the police recently dispersed with tear gas a crowd that had come to meet him during an unplanned stop or, on another occasion, blocked his convoy for hours.

The electoral commission also suspended its campaign for seven days for "seditious words".

"Over the past five years, the opposition has gone through hell," said Mr. Lissu, referring to "the assassinations or attacks on political leaders, kidnappings, disappearances, torture, illegal prosecutions" ...

The opponent nevertheless managed to campaign as best they could, drawing compact crowds to his meetings: "after five years of repression, I did not expect such enthusiasm and such popular support."

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