Lecturer Charged Over WhatsApp Insult

A Tanzanian lecturer is charged with insulting President Magufuli in a WhatsApp message

A Tanzanian lecturer has been charged with insulting President John Magufuli in a WhatsApp message, according to a senior police official, bringing the number of people charged under a tough new cybercrimes law to 10.

Magufuli, nicknamed ‘the bulldozer’ for pushing through his policies, has won some praise from Western donors for anti-corruption drives and cutting wasteful government spending since coming to power in November 2015.

Insulting the president was made a criminal offense in Tanzania under a cybercrimes law passed last year, punishable by up to three years in jail, a fine of around US$3 000 or both.

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Source: 
Sowetan

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