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Woman disrupts President Magufuli rally – VIDEO

There was drama on Thursday as a woman stepped forward waving a placard to demand justice in front of Tanzania’s President John Magufuli.

The woman, who has been identified as Ms Swahaba Shosi, said she has been blocked by dishonest members of the Judiciary, police and private advocates from securing the right to gain control of property left by her departed husband Mohamed Shosi who died in 2012.

This happened during an event to mark the Law Day at Mahakama grounds.

Her placard read “Police, the DPP and the Judiciary are conspiring to deny me the right to inherit property left by my husband even though I have all legal documents.”


Ms Shosi was about to be arrested by the police but the atmosphere changed after the President allowed her to speak.

She said she had come all the way from Tanga just to meet the President after all her efforts failed.

She went ahead to explain to an attentive President how she met Inspector General of Police (IGP), DPP, Minister of Constitution and Legal Affairs, Attorney General as well as Home Affairs minister for them to help her.

She narrated how she has been receiving death threats via SMS from unknown people, a matter she has been reporting to the police since 2012.

She complained that some people had tampered with her deceased’s husband’s will so that it would read she was not entitled to inherit anything and said there are many other women like her who were being denied their rights.

Amid tears she pleaded with the president to help her saying that she what she had done was dangerous and she was ready to face the consequences.


All this time the crowd was seated silently listening to her.

After she was done, President Magufuli asked the IG to verify if what she was saying was the truth.

The IGP confirmed to have received the case but after primary investigations, the matter was referred to the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the DPP’s offices.

He blamed the advocates, whom he said were responsible for prolonging the matter, saying the police would address the matter as soon after it was reported.

President Magufuli directed the IGP, AG, DPP and the Judiciary to act immediately and ensure justice is done.

He also tasked the IGP to provide her with security. “Also, you will be communicating directly with the Principal Judge and told her to take his personal number to ease the process,” he told Ms Shosi.

She went ahead to thank the President for his quick intervention and hoped because of him she will finally get the rights which she was likely to lose.