Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Chaos reign as NEC delays releasing results

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By The Citizen Team

Chaos reigned in Mwanza city and some other lake zone districts as impatient youths protested the delay in announcing election results by Electoral Commission officials.

Two vehicles, a Nissan Patrol and a saloon car said to belong to the Ilemela Deputy Returning Officer Paulo Masangu was burnt using a petro bomb and as many as 10 other cars had their windows smashed by stones as thousands of opposition supporters in Ilemela and Nyamagana constituencies demanded immediate release of results.

Anti riot police were forced to fire teargas canisters to disperse the crowds that however overwhelmed them, leading to nearly 40 minutes of cat and mouse chase along the streets. Police feared the rioters had hidden petro bombs around the building.

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SEE RECENT UPDATE: The long, agonising wait for results (From The Citizen Daily)

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