Tanzanian Opposition MP - Tundu Lissu
Tanzanian opposition MP Tundu Lissu, who survived an assassination attempt, is determined to unseat President John Magufuli. But could it be that Tanzanians like 'strongman' rule?
Tanzania is one of Africa’s fastest growing nations economically and demographically. It’s also governed by one of the continent’s most controversial leaders, President John Magufuli. Tundu Lissu is one of his most prominent domestic opponents; at least, he was, until gunmen pumped more than a dozen bullets into his body in 2017. Lissu survived and, after recovering in hospital in Europe, he is determined now to rejoin the fight against a ruler he describes as a petty dictator.
Image: Tundu Lissu (Credit: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)