Peace resumes after tense 3 days in Zanzibar

Thursday October 29 2015

Supporters of the Civic United Front (CUF)

Supporters of the Civic United Front (CUF) party gather outside the party's  headquarters 

By The Citizen Corresponded

Zanzibar.   After three days of political tension the situation in Zanzibar seems to have returned to normal after Sundays General Election.

Speaking to the Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC),  Mjini Magharibi Regional Police Commander Mkadam Khamis Mkadam urged wananchi to continue with their daily activities without fear leaving the Tanzania People’s Defense Force (TPDF) to ensure  their security.

Some traders have now opened their shops after closing them for three consecutive days for fear of violence threatening different parts of Zanzibar.

"I have come here to purchase food as I have nothing at home and when I finish getting the food I will go straight home because I’m scared of meeting getting attacked in the  streets,” said one resident, Aisha Mahsen.

Speaking on different occasions, some Darajani traders said it was normal during elections for security to be greatly unstable. The called upon the government to assure them peace so they can return to business as usual.