Dar Es Salaam resident, Mr Maganga Masele (25), yesterday appeared before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam charged with insulting the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr John Magufuli, and Vice-President, Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan.
Before Principal Resident Magistrate Respicious Mwijage, the accused person denied the charge of being accused to have insulted the government leaders as a result of the way they are steering the nation. Mr Masele, a Gardener at Leaders Club, was, however, granted bail on condition of securing one surety, who signed for him a bond of 5m/-.
The case was adjourned to January 24 when it will be mentioned with investigations into the matter still ongoing, according to the prosecution.
State Attorney Lucy Mallya, for the prosecution, told the court that the accused person allegedly committed the offence on December 22, last year, at Leaders Club in Kinondoni District in the city.
Meanwhile, the trial of six people, including three opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) who are facing a criminal offence related to the controversy that surrounded election of Dar es Salaam City Council’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor will resume on February 13 for hearing.