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Hands-off Tanzania: ZANU (PF) orders the US, West

Patrick Chinamasa (C) addressing a press conference in Harare today

ZANU PF is unequivocally calling upon the US and its allies to drop their threats of imposing sanctions against the Republic of Tanzania.

This was revealed today during a press briefing held at the ZANU (PF) Headquarters that was addressed by the ruling party’s acting information and publicity secretary, Patrick Chinamasa on the occasion of relaying the congratulatory message to President John Magufuli on his re-election to lead the Southern African country.

“The Revolutionary Party wishes to congratulate President John Pombe Magufuli and our sister revolutionary Party Chama Cha Mapinduzi for a thumping victory in the just ended Presidential elections. ZANU PF wishes President Magufuli a successful term of office in saving the Tanzanians.

“We unequivocally call upon the US and its allies who have started threatening sanctions on Tanzania to stop their unbridled interference into the affairs of our sister republic. Winning the trust of the people through such a decisive victory is not a crime,” Chinamasa said.

He urged the CCM to remain strong and vigilant in the face of “regime change antics” which he said “are beginning to hover over Tanzania.”

“We implore our colleagues to take lessons and courage from us ZANU PF and the people of Zimbabwe who have stood resilient and steadfast against such machinations. The west has no colonial responsibility over Tanzania and therefore cannot prescribe its path to development.”

Chinamasa castigated the UK Parliament for “the baseless debate that ensued in the British Parliament where blatant lies where made among them that Ms Henrietta Rushwaya who is facing charges of gold smuggling is a niece of President ED Mnangagwa.”

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Byron Adonis Mutingwende