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Jk na ushirikina. Unakumkumbuka lukas garani?

Discussion in 'Uchaguzi Tanzania' started by Mfamaji, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Mfamaji

    Mfamaji JF-Expert Member

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    Yesterday's incident brought back memories of President Kikwete's collapse at Jangwani grounds in Dar es Salaam as he was holding his final campaign rally on December 13, 2005, just a day before Tanzanians went to the polls in the country's third multiparty elections.

    It was left to outgoing President Benjamin Mkapa to calm the crowd, saying it was only exhaustion that was troubling Mr Kikwete, who later addressed journalists at his home after he was taken to Lugalo Military Hospital.

    President Kikwete's collapse in Mwanza was the second incident involving the Head of State at CCM Kirumba Stadium in recent years.

    A man broke through the security cordon and wrestled Mr Kikwete to the ground as he was addressing a campaign meeting ahead of the 2005 presidential election.

    Lucas Garani, who was then 34, was jailed for 10 years for assault. Garani told the court during his trial that he was a traditional healer who had been sent to "fortify and strengthen" the then CCM presidential candidate
    Posted by FREEDOM OF PRESS at 07:07 [​IMG]