Man who insulted Magufuli on Facebook jailed

By Brian Okoth On Tue, 4 Aug, 2020 14:52 | < 1 min read
Fadhili Silwimba was on Tuesday, August 4, found guilty by a Tanzanian court of misusing the internet. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Fadhili Silwimba was on Tuesday, August 4, found guilty by a Tanzanian court of misusing the internet. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
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    The State prosecutor, Flavian Leonard Chacha, told the court that the suspect committed the offence on September 7, 2019.

A youthful man who on September 7, 2019 insulted Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli on Facebook has been sentenced to three years in jail, or alternatively pay a Tsh5 million (Ksh230, 000) fine.

Fadhili Silwimba, a resident of Nzoka Village in Momba District, Songwe Region, was found guilty of the offence by a Songwe Region court on Tuesday, August 4.

Resident Magistrate in Charge, Kassim Mkwawa, said he found Silwimba guilty of misusing the internet contrary to Section 23(Parts 1 and 2) of Tanzania’s cyber laws enacted in 2015.

The State prosecutor, Flavian Leonard Chacha, told the court that the suspect committed the offence on September 7, 2019.

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