European Union calls for swift action on Lissu shooting

Friday September 08 2017

Dar es Salaam. The Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Tanzania on Friday, September 8, called for swift action following the shooting of the opposition chief whip and Tanganyika Law Society (TLS) President,Tundu Lissu.

In a statement issued on the official website, the European Union condemned the attack, saying the shooting was “an attempt on the life of Mr Lissu.”

On the afternoon of Thursday, September 7, the outspoken opposition politician was shot and wounded by unidentified attackers in the country’s capital Dodoma, as he was arriving at his residence.

Between 28 and 32 bullets were sprayed at his car and five bullets hit him, according to Speaker of the National Assembly, Job Ndugai.

On Friday, the EU released the statement on their official website, saying, “(The delegation) calls upon the authorities to bring swiftly to justice those responsible for this unwarranted attack against democracy.’’

“(The Delegation) offers heartfelt thoughts for the family of the Honourable Member of Parliament and prayers for his swift and full recovery.”