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Membe to sue Mwananchi & Tanzania Daima?

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by amanibaraka, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. amanibaraka

    amanibaraka JF-Expert Member

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    By Globu ya Jamii Reporter

    Following is a letter to the Managing Editor of Mwanannchi Newspaper, reporter Hussein Issa and Managing Director availed to this blog today shortly after the advocate of
    Hon. Bernard K. Membe (MP) [FONT=&quot]Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation,[/FONT] Mr Joseph Tadayo, talked to the press at the Patel Building in Dar es salaam. It is understood that a similar letter has been sent to Tanzania Daima allegedly for same reasons


    0.0 Kindly refer to the heading above.

    1.0 We are advocates for Hon. Bernard Membe, who has availed us of the information and instruction in relation to the subject in caption.
    We have noted that, in your issue No. 03853, ISSN 0856-7573 published on Wednesday the 12th of January, 2011, on the front page you elegantly published an article titled Membe: Polisi walikiuka maadili mauaji Arusha. (Mabalozi waibana serikali, wahoji Polisi kutumia risasi za moto). In the said article, you boldly alleged that our client blamed the Police Force for mishandling the demonstrations carried out by CHADEMA members and followers in Arusha, thus causing deaths of three people and 20 others left injured. You further alleged that, members of Diplomatic corps whom our client was addressing, condemned the Police Force’s of Tanzania and demanded a statement from the government. The relevant parts of the publication states as follows:

    “Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa, Bernard Membe amesema Jeshi la Polisi lilikiuka maadili ya kazi yao lilipokuwa likikabiliana na raia waliokuwa wakiandamana kupinga suala la uteuzi wa Meya wa Arusha…. Jeshi la Polisi linatakiwa kufanya kazi kwa mipaka ili kuhakikisha kuwa linadumisha amani nchini, alisema Membe, akieleza kuwa ni maoni yake binafsi kuhusiana na tukio hilo linaloelekea kuiweka doa Tanzania ambayo inajulikana kuwa ni kisiwa cha amani….Membe alisema kuwa Mabalozi wa Nchi mbalimbali hapa nchini walimbana wakitaka serikali iweke wazi suala la mauaji hayo ili dunia ifahamu ukweli badala ya tetesi…. Nimewajibu kwamba ndani ya wiki hii serikali itatoa tamko kwa kuwa nayo haijafurahia mauaji hayo, alisema Membe”.

    2.0 Our client totally denies to have uttered any of the above statements neither in content nor context. The truth of the matter is that, our client had convened a normal briefing session with all Ambassadors representing their countries in Tanzania and addressed them on several important international issues. Our client states that no Ambassador or any member or attendee in the said session asked, inquired or raised any concern whatsoever about the alleged Arusha issue. Instead, it was our client, who out of courtesy, at the end of the session remarked that he was personally sorry about the deaths in Arusha and urged the members to be patient and wait for the official government statement on the issue. Our client repeated the same statement when addressing the press at Karimjee grounds after the said session.

    3.0 The statement published by you was, therefore, published carelessly and without any scintilla of truth, and in fact, without any efforts of finding the truth because both sessions, namely, one with the Ambassadors and the other one with the press are fully recorded and none of them contains any of what has been published by you. Our client takes this not only as carelessly published but also maliciously published because the truth was there but you opted to deliberately leave it and fabricated lies.

    4.0 The contents of your publication in their very plain meaning tells the public and international community that our client, both as a person and as a government minister, has no confidence with the Police Force and the entire government machinery entrusted with peace and security of the country and also that as a minister responsible for foreign affairs he failed his duty to address the government position on the Arusha issue to the international community until compelled by the Ambassadors. Due to your publication, our client’s good working relations with the Police Force and his reputation in the government and members of diplomatic corps has been seriously injured. As a result of your publication, our client’s reputation has been harmed, and lowered, and you have exposed him to hatred, contempt and ridicule in the eyes of the right thinking members of the society.

    5.0 In view of the foregoing, we, Trustmark Attorneys, a law firm duly registered and practicing in Tanzania, upon written instructions from our said client do hereby make formal demand upon you, that you should formally make a written apology on the front page of your next publication, using the same font size in the leading story, unequivocally and without any ambiguity whatsoever, retracting the said misleading story with sufficient details, that our client neither said any of what was written in your publication nor was there any pressure from any of the Ambassadors demanding the government’s statement on the Arusha issue and that you regret for basing your story on misinformed sources.

    6.0 Our further instructions are to point out that should you fail to heed to the demand herein, within 48hours of receipt of this notice, our client shall lodge formal complaints with the Courts and regulatory authorities seeking statutory remedies against you at your own risk as to costs and consequential damages, without further notice. Please note that, should you necessitate such action, our client shall, in additional to claiming compensation for the damage and injury occasioned to him, also seek exemplary damages and other punitive sanctions against you.

    Please treat this matter seriously and respond accordingly.


    Joseph Tadayo

    C.C: 1. The Inspector General of Police,
    Police Headquarters,
    Dar es Salaam. – for information

    2. The Dean of Diplomatic Corps
    Dar es Salaam. – for information

    3. The Director of Information,
    Ministry of Information Culture Youth and Sports
    Dar es Salaam.

    4. Hon. Bernard K. Membe (MP)
    Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation,
    Dar es Salaam. Source: Michuzi blog
  2. bluetooth

    bluetooth JF-Expert Member

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    business as usual
  3. Gaijin

    Gaijin JF-Expert Member

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    Duh....Membe kaamua. Hivi tuseme habari ilikuwa 'yakupikwa'!
  4. Speaker

    Speaker JF-Expert Member

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    Duh,so hawa jamaa waliota wakaandika habari au walikuwa wamesinzia membe alipo kuwa anaongea?

    Au kabanwa na mkubwa wake anatafuta njia ya kujisafisha?
  5. zomba

    zomba JF-Expert Member

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    Sawasawa Membe, wakikataa kukuomba msamaha kama ulivyowaelekeza, peleka hawa mahakamani wajuwe kuandika uongo ni mwiko. Waandishi uchwara.
  6. Safari_ni_Safari

    Safari_ni_Safari JF-Expert Member

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    Mimi nilimwona na kumsikia kwenya TBC1 akisema hayahaya anayoyakana
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    wasp JF-Expert Member

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    To me it is doubtful for two newspapers to write the same story misquoting the said Minister. However, I give him the benefit of doubt. But with current technology don't be surprised that he was recorded. Best of luck Hon. Membe.
  8. Mfamaji

    Mfamaji JF-Expert Member

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    Membe a u sure? You said it. Kwani ulisema polisi walijandle vizuri?
  9. Gurudumu

    Gurudumu JF-Expert Member

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    nilimsikia kwenye tv, nini anajaribu kufanya sasa?
  10. Mvaa Tai

    Mvaa Tai JF-Expert Member

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    Kuna tetesi kwamba kaagizwa na mkuu wake ashitaki alafu mkuu wake ataagiza wizara husika iyafungie haya magazeti
  11. Baba_Enock

    Baba_Enock JF-Expert Member

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    Membe Vipi tena?

    TBC1 ulisikika ukisema hayo unayoyakana - au JK amekasirika na wewe unaamua utoke vipi?

    Siasa za "kukanusha" mpaka lini? Twambie basi kwamba wewe ulisema "hivi na hivi"!
  12. VoiceOfReason

    VoiceOfReason JF-Expert Member

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    Hizi nguvu na huu muda angeutumia kushughulikia mambo yenye tija ningemuona wa maana.... au yupo idle na hana shughuli za kufanya?
  13. Masaningala

    Masaningala JF-Expert Member

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    Taarifa hiyo ilimpandisha chati Membe mbele ya macho ya Wananchi hata kama kweli hakusema yaliyoandikwa. Lakini hili la hatua aliyochukua, litamteremshia hadi yake na kujenga chuki na Wananchi. Alitakiwa apime kabla ya kuchukua hatua hii hasa ukizingatia ana ndoto za kugombea uraisi 2015.
  14. Profesy

    Profesy Verified User

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    Mbona kwenye tbc alisikika?
  15. Matola

    Matola JF-Expert Member

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    Naomba mkae kimya, hapa magazeti yanayoandika habari za weledi na za ukweli na uhakika na hawana majungu wala chuki wala makundi wala mitandao ya kimaslahi, ni magazet haya hapa:
    1. Uhuru
    2. Daily news
    3. Mtanzania
    4. Rai
    5. Habari leo.

    Haya ndio magazeti makini kwa hapa Tanzania, na ushahidi ninao sijawahi kusikia yakishitakiwa mahakamani wala baraza la habari magazeti haya. kwahiyo naomba mkae kimyaa kabisa kama mnanyolewa.
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    kiraia JF Gold Member

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    Anajikosha tu huyu hana lolote, Bosi wake kamjia juu
  17. Henge

    Henge JF-Expert Member

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    haya ndo maajabu mbona hajawashitaki TBC1, au na mimi naota??
  18. popiexo

    popiexo JF-Expert Member

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    Kwa jinsi magazeti yalivyoandika mimi niliona sasa kweli Membe amekomaa na anaweza kutoa maoni yake bila woga, sasa amekanusha!? bonge la pompopo
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    Mabulangati JF-Expert Member

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    Jamani mi nnchoweza kusema hap ni namna tuvyoreport habari zetu hasa tunapokuwa na mambo yetu tuanyotaka au media house zetu zinataka kuandika )yaani msimamo kabla mtu hajaongea) tusubiri hao mwananchi na T. Daima waseme siyo watu kwa chuki binafsi wawasemee eti JK kakasirika ooh siasa za kupinga nk. Hata awe nani sidhani kama kuna mtu anabariki mauaji yale hata walioua wanajilaumu.
  20. PakaJimmy

    PakaJimmy JF-Expert Member

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    Yalikuwa maoni yake binafsi na pia mlimnukuu vibaya..ha ha haaa!
    Tumewazowea hawa kwa kuruka vimanga...All in all, i reserve my comments if the tabloids went that much astray from the substance!..