Pemba. Former CUF secretary-general Seif Shariff Hamad and ACT-Wazalendo leader Zitto Kabwe are expected to arrive in Pemba on Friday for a four-day visit.
In another development, the Police Force warned the public against actions that could lead to disruption of peace during the visit.
Pemba South Regional Police Commander Hassan Nassir Ali told MCL Digital that although Mr Hamad has the right to visit Pemba and other parts of Zanzibar, the politician should ensure that his supporters would not be the source of trouble during his visit.
He said any plan or intention to hold political gatherings must be communicated to police, adding that he had not been informed whether ACT-Wazalendo plans to hold any meetings in Pemba during the two leaders’ visit.
Mr Kabwe said Thursday that ACT-Wazalendo leaders would visit Pemba and Unguja as part of wider efforts to raise the party’s profile on the isles.
The visits will begin less than a week after Mr Hamad formally joined ACT-Wazalendo after he was forced out of CUF.