This morning, the following members of ACT Wazalendo’s Zanzibar Leadership team were arrested:
- Seif Sharif Hamad- Party Chairman
- Ismail Jussa Ladhu - Member of Central Committee
- Mohammed Nur Mohammed - Secretary ACT Intelligence Committee
- Issa Kheir Hussein – Chief of Staff to Party Chairman
- Professor Omar Fakih – Union Running Mate for ACT Wazalendo Presidential Candidate
In addition to the above leadership team, 36 other individuals were arrested.
Seif Sharif Hamad and Professor Fakih have this evening been released and are required to report to the police station tomorrow morning. The others remain in custody at Madema Police Station, Zanzibar without being formally charged.
During the course of the day, Ismail Jussa was severely beaten and was initially admitted at an infirmary in the Ziwani Police Barracks. He was later transferred to Al Rahma Hospital and is in a serious condition.
Last night, ACT Deputy Secretary-General (Zanzibar) and Zanzibar Campaign Manager, Nassor Mazrui, was abducted from his home by Zanzibar Special Forces members and badly beaten. His whereabouts are still unknown.
On the Tanzania Mainland, Bakari Shingo, ACT Wazalendo Councillor Candidate for Gongolamboto Ward was arrested yesterday. He is currently in custody at Stakishari Police station in Dar-es-Salaam. Selemani Simba, ACT Wazalendo Chairman of Kigoma Urban Constituency was arrested yesterday and is in custody at Kigoma Central Police Station. Alumbula Ahmad, ACT Councillor Candidate for Kasingirima Ward was also arrested and is being held at Kigoma Central Police Station. In Tunduru North Constituency, ACT Wazalendo Intelligence Committee member, Mohamed Babu, was detained.