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President Magufuli orders Tanzania rapper arrested for criticizing him to be released form jail

General News President Magufuli orders Tanzania rapper arrested for criticizing him to be released...

Ney wa Mitego

President Magufuli of Tanzania instructed the police for the immediate release of the Tanzanian rapper Emmanuel Elibariki popularly known as “Ney wa Mitego” on Monday 27th March, 2017 the same day he was arrested. Apart from the release he said his music should continue to be played on all radio and television stations.

The song named “Wapo” was stopped from playing by the National Arts Council of Tanzania (BASATA) after which “Ney wa Mitego” who was in Morogoro Region where he had gone for his duties was arrested.

Through the Minister of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports Honourable Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe who informed the public the same day that the decision to allow the song to be played came from President Dr. Magufuli following a request to allow the music to be played. Hon. Dr. Mwakyembe further informed that the President listens to the song and even loves it and that the President even went further to propose that the rapper adds more flavour to it by including more people such as drug users, tax invaders, thieves and people who have no morals in the society.

31 COMMENTS

  1. Magufuli is a wise man. He knows that suppressing freedom of expression keeps people bottled up and one day they will explode. Our Eddie is to humble to know know anything

    • Lungu can’t be compared to Magufuli. The Tanzanian has guts. Lungu is always scared to act. That’s why we have Dorah In govt and Kaiser and bowman

    • @Mushota I quote: “………… so is Lungu. He is just as wise” Do you mean Magufuli is as wise or wiser than Lungu. A wise man for me makes decisions which impact positively on the greater part of the community (or country). To make a wise decision, means to be enlightened and free thinking! But to ask an opponent (HH) to pray harder to make God win over Lungu’s opponent is inviting the wrath of God over the nation. To let off an insignificant critic is both bold and wife! I supposed Mushota used her MBA and PhD skills to scientifically analyse and conclude this systematically!

    • HH OVAL HEAD

      President Magufuli was in jail, and the rapper has criticized the decision to release the President from jail.

      That’s what the title of the article means.

    • @HH OVAL HEAD Ar.sewhore:
      You are also just another mad PF empty tin! What sort of a creature are you – are you on drugs or what? There is nothing wrong with the title at all – what is wrong with it? The problem with you partially educated PF Dunderheads is that you always pretend as if you know everything and you end up exposing you ignorance. Just go to night school and stop cleaning toilets wherever you are – is USA?
      Don’t waste too much of your time cleaning toilets and blogging on LT – go to school and learn something so that you can improve your future!

    • @2 THAT MAKES THE TWO OF US. I CAN’T EVEN UNDERSTAND THE WHOLE STORY, AT ALL. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO UNDERSTAND THE STORY- ITS EVEN MORE CONFUSING. ANYWAY, IT ISN’T AN IMPORTANT NEWS ITEM, I SHOULDN’T BOTHER.

    • @ HH OVAL HEAD, the way I decipher the title is that the rapper in exercising his freedom of speech or rapping composed a song whose lyrics are critical of President Magufuli. When this song went on the airwaves the overzealous Tanzanian police arrested the rapper and detained him probably charging him for defaming the president through his song. However on hearing the song President Magufuli who was the target of criticism in the song gave instructions through the Minister of Information that the police release the rapper whom they had arrested over the song from custody and give him his freedom and also to let his song continue playing on the air waves! The president is accepting criticism while recognizing freedom of expression for the rapper!

    • It was supposed to read, “President Magufuli orders the release from jail of a Tanzanian rapper who was arrested for criticizing him,”

  2. Excellent! Why arrest someone criticising, that is his opinion, he has the right and freedom as a citizen to do so. Well done Mr. President

    • The trouble with Magufuli is that he is creating a personality cult of a know-it-all. I don’t agree with arresting the opposition but let the public institutions prove to be incompetent and discredited in public, just like our own Kangaroo Court and PFolice has lost credibility. There is no need to protect the stoopid and corrupt public service.

  3. Real president allow citizens to criticize them because they lean from such criticism. This man is behaving like our late president Mwanawasa (MHSRIP). He is just great.

    • Magufuli is just another budding Mugabe in his early days. Too clever by half until he reaches his limits at which point he will be insufferable and intolerable. Public institutions should be strengthened by having a competent and knowledgeable civil service, not from a magnanimous dictator.

  4. Ka @Mushota, you’re naughty. Yaaaba! Keep rubbing the world the wrong way. As for Magufuli, he has scored a first again. Letting the song explode under its own weight (to borrow Trump lingua) is the way to go. Tangling with the young man would only have served to give the song a lease of life. Old man has applied a judo concept: submit to the push of the assailant then swiftly harness that very force to send the aggressor to the canvass. Smart man indeed.

  5. This just shows you its the henchmen who overact so that they can be seen by the boss to be loyal and to show they are working

  6. In ZMABIA YOU ONLY GET RELEASED LIKE KANENE WHEN YOU SING PRAISE OF THE KING…NO DEMOCRACY IN ZAMBIA, BUT WE SHALL RESTORE IT ONE DAY.

  7. Africa would never be the same if we had leaders like Magufuli. but don’t compare him to Lungu

  8. Well done. I think this President went to the same school which Madiba (Nelson Mandela-The African Icon) went to.
    Your Enraged Chapona Rungu cannot be compared to this Mangufuli for obvious reasons. I rest my case

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