Tag Archives: transport

Choose your metaphor: off the rails, broken down, off course?

Cartoonists work in metaphors, and today there is a clear theme in the Tanzanian press.

It’s all about the Constituent Assembly, preparing another draft of what may become Tanzania’s next constitution, and doing so without the participation of the leading opposition parties and several others.

And at the same time, it’s all about transport.

On the wrong track, off the rails, (or an accident waiting to happen) says King Kinya in The Citizen:

Citizen cartoon 180814 Continue reading

“They should be beaten” has begun? A little incident in Ludewa

“Wapigwe tu”, said Tanzania’s Prime Minister, Mizengo Pinda, back in June – “They should be beaten.” He was responding a question prompted by the police response to protests in Mtwara region, but he made it clear that this was his attitude towards troublemakers everywhere.

“All those who are breaking the law will be beaten, and I insist that they should be beaten,”

There’s now a court case, accusing the Prime Minister of encouraging human rights abuses and disregarding the rule of law.

But has the Prime Minister’s statement had any effect on policing in practice? The police and other security services were hardly known for their restraint before he spoke.  Continue reading