Tanzania's new President Samia Suluhu Hassan says the country should unite and avoid pointing fingers after the death of John Magufuli, her Covid-19 sceptic predecessor, urging the east African country to look forward with hope and confidence.
Tanzania's two main opposition parties have called for a re-run of Wednesday's election after populist President John Magufuli was declared the winner with a crushing 84 percent of votes amid fraud allegations.
Magufuli's main challenger, the Chadema party candidate Tundu Lissu, won only 13 percent of the vote, after denouncing widespread fraud, intimidation and oppression of the opposition.
Tanzania and Zanzibar – an Indian Ocean archipelago and a semi-autonomous state of the East African country – are due to elect their presidents and lawmakers in Wednesday's election.
The arrest came just days after President John Magufuli ordered officials to take action against "incitement of violence."
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