THE Police force is still investigating the alleged plot to murder the Deputy Minister for Works, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe. On Thursday, the Deputy Director of Criminal Investigation said in Dar es Salaam that covert and overt evidences were now being collected from various individuals and mediums. ''We are still gathering evidence and we are also awaiting medical reports to ascertain whether he was poisoned before we respond accordingly,'' he said. Dr Mwakyembe was flown to India early this month after suffering from a mysterious skin disease suspected to have emanate from noxious infections. The Deputy Minister was reported to be suffering from a skin disease scientifically known as Exfoliative Dermatitis the cause of which was yet to be established. Police comments came to light after Mr Mwakyembe claimed in February over the possible plot to kill him and other high profile leaders and some renowned businessmen. Dr Mwakyembe had complained that there were plans to kill him, famous businessman, Mr Reginald Mengi and the Minister for Water and Irrigation, Prof Mark Mwandosya. Others he had named include the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr Bernard Membe and the Same East Legislator, Ms Anne Malechela. Mr Kasala was responding on the questions put forth by journalists to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Said Mwema on Wednesday and promised to provide answers for the question yesterday through his officers. ''We call on the members of the public with evidence that can help police to get proof of these allegations to present them to us and we will treat them with confidentiality,'' he said. In another development, police have vowed not to bow to a six months ultimatum given by a sect of opposition leaders asking the law enforcer to stop what they have termed as oppression against opposition politicians. ''We are guided by rules and regulations and we will not stop doing our work because of politicians' pressures. ''In fact we are not even giving heed to their ultimatums,'' Mr Kasala injected. Source: DailyNews,Tanzania.