E-mail from Anonymous Feb.9
DAR ES SALAAM (Feb. 9) XINHUA
Zanzibar Prime Minister Frederick Sumaye
today urged the opposition Civic United Front (CUF) to stop debate on the
result of last year's general elections.
"The country cannot be swayed and entangled into further debates on the
elections while its economy dwindles to fearful proportions," Sumaye said in a
speech delivered to the parliament.
"The elections were over. Winners for the Union legislative and presidential
elections had been sworn in," he said.
The Prime Minister called for "an urgent solution to the social and economic
crisis" in the country.
"The problem of Zanzibar must end. The CUF must recognize the government in
office and the people must stop being used for selfish ends of power hungry
individuals," he said.
DAR ES SALAAM (Feb. 9) XINHUA
Britain today urged the Zanzibar
government to begin dialogues with the opposition Civic United Front (CUF) to
end the political crisis in the isles.
British High Commissioner to Tanzania Alan Montgomery made the plea during
talks with Tanzanian Vice-President Omar Juma.
Alan Montgomery said dialogue is "the only way out". "Britain does not take
sides in the Zanzibar conflict but it is concerned about the growing
polarisation between the Isles government and the CUF," he said.
Juma said the precondition for the government to initiate the dialogue is that
the opposition recognizes the government led by President Salmin Amour,
saying the gesture was "essential" in search of a political solution to the
"Otherwise no agenda can be established for the two sides to talk in an
environment of peace and mutual understanding," he said.
The Vice-President refuted the idea of holding another election before the
year 2000, calling it "unconstitutional".
"The people of Zanzibar should be left to solve their own problems without
external pressures," he stressed.
DAR ES SALAAM (Feb. 8) XINHUA
The Zanzibar House of Representatives has
approved a bill on the formation of cash crops and fruits commission, reports
reaching here said today.
Winding up a one-day debate in the house of representative on Wednesday,
Zanzibar Minister for Agriculture Adam Mwakanjuki said the government would
establish the commission to supervise the cash crop production to suffice the
local and export demands.
The commission would operate like a parastatal and would have its chairman,
executive secretary and board of directors, he said.
Zanzibar Finance Minister Amina Salim Ali said Zanzibar would export more
fruits and products of cash crops in its efforts to earn more money for the isles
instead of depending on cloves export.
DAR ES SALAAM (Feb. 7) XINHUA
The Zanzibari opposition Civic United Front
(CUF) claimed on Tuesday that an immediate removal of President Salmin Amour
from power and holding a fresh election in three months time were needed to
save Zanzibr from blood-bath.
The position was stated in the wake of statements by Tanzanian President
Bejamin Mkapa and ruling Revolutionary Party (CCM) national leaders that the
government would not tolerate claims that President Amour was governing
Amour was declared the winner by the Zanzibari Electoral Commission (ZEC)
late last year. But CUF maintains the victory was robbed from CUF's presidential
candidate Seif Shariff Hamad, Vice-Chairman of the CUF.
Hamad said that they would never recognize Amour's government even if they
were subjected to threats or state coercion.
He said that the only way to avert the imminent danger of civil strife in
Zanzibar is to force Amour out of power "since he did not win the elections but
just stole the presidency".
Hamad said the only language Amour should understand is to form a transitional
government to be led by a non-partisan Zanzibari to serve as facilitator for a
democratic general election within three months.
DAR ES SALAAM (Feb.5) XINHUA
Tanzanian former President Ali Hassan Mwinyi
on Sunday urged all the members of the opposition Civic United Front (CUf) in
the House of Representatives in Zanzibar to cooperate with the isles
"All citizens are obliged to recognize and accept the government of Dr. Amour
as it is legitimate," Mwinyi said at a rally to mark the 19th anniversary of the
formation of the ruling Revolutionary Party (CCM) here.
He said all Tanzanians should give the same support to the incumbent leaders in
the country so as to consolidate the action of the Tanzanian and Isles
Mwinyi expressed his support to the stand declared by President Benjamin
Mkapa that the government is prepared to use all the force of state to control
the activities of those who wish to cause political chaos in Zanzibar.
He said, "the union government has the ability to tighten control over political
instigators in Zanzbiar."
"The Zanzibar government also cannot shy away from controlling political
instigators as it has coercive powers," Mwinyi added.
DAR ES SALAAM (Feb. 3) XINHUA
Tanzanian Prime Minister Frederick Sumaye
said in Dodoma, Central Tanzania, on Friday that the government would not allow
Zanzibar to slide into bloodshed and violent political hooliganism.
The local press reported today that Sumaye told the National Assembly
session in Dodoma that the present problems in the isles would end if the Civic
United Front (CUF) accepted the results of the presidential elections held in
Zanzibar on October 22, last year, in which Salmin Amour won.
Winding up the debate on President Benjamin Mkapa's speech delivered while
inaugurating Parliament on November 30, last year, Sumaye said that
everything was under control and warned that the government would not
hesitate to flex its muscle against any trouble maker.
He said Tanzania must strive to avoid tragic mistakes done by some countries
in Africa, which resulted into bloodbath due to post-electoral
Giving examples of Angola and Mozambique, he said, after chasing away the
colonial power, the countries held elections but those who lost refused to
accept the results and opted for armed violence.
He said now that elections were over, CUF and the isles government should
chart out ways of serving Tanzanians. "After all the next general elections are
only four years away - why all this fuss?" he queried.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister reiterated that the Third Phase Government was
committed to fight corruption, reduce the levels of poverty and move the
nation towards self-reliance.
He admitted that the anti-corruption crusade was an uphill task since the evil
practice had take root in the society.
He, however, said that corruption could significantly be reduced if everybody
joined in the war against the practice.
The national Assembly passed a resolution adopting the President's speech as a
guideline in the House and commended President Mkapa for a good and highly
DAR ES SALAAM (Jan. 30) XINHUA
Prime Minister of Tanzania Frederick
Sumaye has urged Members of the Isles House Representatives (Parliament) to
forget their differences and work together to hasten development in the
Opening a three-day seminar on business procedures in Zanzibar Town on
Monday, Sumaye said the people wanted development and not friction or
He said animosity among the islanders would not help Zanzibar to further its
development but may stall efforts of bringing development.
The prime minister, in a speech read on his behalf by the Minister in his office,
Bakari Mbonde, said the representatives should co-operate with the Zanzibar
Sumaye stressed it was an appropriate time now for the MPs to show their
patriotism and love to the country instead of widening their political
He urged the representatives to listen to ideas of other political camps.
In last October general elections, Salmin Amour was re-elected the president
of Zanzibar. However, the opposition Civic United Front (CUF) refused to
recognize the results of the election.
A report reaching here today from the town of Zanzibar said that all the 27
opposition members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives, boycotted the
AfricaOnline JANUARY 23, 1996.
ZANZIBAR PARLIAMENT TO DEBATE TWO BILLS NEXT MONTH
Two Bills are expected to be tabled in the next session of the Zanzibar House of
representatives starting February 6. The first bill is an act to establish
administrative authority in Zanzibar. The Bill also seeks to empower the
Minister responsible for regional administration to enact by-laws. The second
Bill is an act to establish the Zanzibar cash crops and fruits commission.
The Bill aims at establishing the commission to supervise cash crop and fruit
production to meet demand at home and for the export market. The Clerk of the
Zanzibar House of Representatives, Khamis Juma Chande, said the session would
be preceded with a three-day seminar from January 29 for all representatives.
The seminar is aimed at educating the representatives of the business of the
House during the multi-party system, Chande explained.
AfricaOnline JANUARY 19, 1996.
FORMER ZANZIBAR PRESIDENT SAYS FULL STORY ON ELECTIONS
NOT YET OUT
The former President of Zanzibar, Aboud Jumbe has said that the full story
behind the controversial elections of October last year has yet to be told. He
told reporters that he was not convinced that the ruling CCM party rigged the
"Who, after all, speaks the truth between CUF and CCM? I believe the whole
truth on Zanzibar elections has not been revealed yet and we cannot comment
on halftruths," declared Jumbe when asked to comment. On the rift between
Pemba and Ugunja, he said it was reminiscent of the pre-independence
multiparty elections results.
CUF REFUSES TO RECOGNISE AMOUR AS PRESIDENT
The Civic United Front (CUF) opposition in Zanzibar has refused to accept
Salmin Amour as president. The opposition party's Vice-President Seif Shariff
Hamad has written to the OAU Secretary General, Salim Ahmed Salim calling for
the immediate dissolution of the Zanzibar government if Amour does not
He says, in the letter copied to President Mkapa and foreign envoys, that CUF
won the elections. He calls on the International Community and the Union
government to act and push Amour aside.
Hamad says that an interim President should be appointed to run the
transitional government and create an atmosphere of high integrity before the
repeat of the presidential elections. The interim head should enjoy the support
AfricaOnline JANUARY 18, 1996.
CUF NOMINATED MP IS A FRAUD SAYS OPPONENT
One of the four parliamentarians nominated on the Civil United Front (CUF)
ticket, Ms Elizabeth Kasembe, is alleged to have made it to the law enacting
body through fraudulent means.
The allegations have been made by Ms Twalhaty Kabazana in her application
filed with the High court of Tanzania seeking to nullify the nomination of
Kasembe as CUF MP.
She alleges further that Kasembe erased the name of Twalhaty Kabazana to
read Elizabeth Kasembe on the list of those submitted by CUF for the
nomination to parliament.
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