Thursday, 4 December 2008

8 CCM Leaders sue Mwanahalisi

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

Eight Regional Chairmen of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) have sued the editor, printers and publishers of Mwanahalisi Newspaper, demanding a total of 4bn/- for defamation. They are Deo Sanga from Iringa, Clement Mabina from Mwanza, Khamis Mgeja from Shinyanga, John Guninita from Dar es Salaam, Nawab Mullah from Mbeya, Onesmo Ngole from Arusha,William Kusila from Dodoma and Hypolitus Matete from Rukwa.

Through advocate Abduel Kitururu, the political party regional leaders filed the suit at the High Court in Dar es Salaam. It will be mentioned on February 3, next year before Judge Aisha Nyerere. All five defendants have been ordered to file their defence on December 16, while the plaintiffs (CCM leaders) would respond on January 6.

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