Chadema demands information on wherebouts of missing aide

15Dec 2016
Devota Mwachang'a
The Guardian
Chadema demands information on wherebouts of missing aide

THE opposition CHADEMA yesterday asked the police force to provide thorough information on the whereabouts of party member Benson Saanane, who mysteriously disappeared since November 18, this year.

Benson Saanane

Saanane was one of the aides of the party’s national chairman, Freeman Mbowe.
Addressing journalists in Dar es Salaam, party lawyer and Singida East MP Tundu Lissu said that Saanane’s disappearance had created questions within the party, his family and the public in general.

He further noted that the party delayed to issue a statement on the matter due to the fact that CHADEMA top leaders were out of the country.

According to Lissu, the last communication between Mbowe and his aide was on November 14, this year.

“We are not accusing anybody on the disappearance of Ben, but the question is where is he? The government has a responsibility to protect its people, that’s why we demand that it tells us about the whereabouts of Ben,” stressed Lissu.

He requested security organs to reveal anything related to the disappearance of Saanane, including his last communication details which might be gathered from the communication company which he was registered with.

Meanwhile, Lissu called upon security organs to speed up investigations on the seven people who were killed and dumped in Ruvu River recently, saying there were many questions which were yet to be answered.

Lissu asked the government to apply the Inquest law: “This is an inquiry by a Coroner or medical examiner - sometimes with the aid of a jury - into the cause of a violent death or a death occurring under suspicious circumstances. Generally an inquest may result in a finding of natural death, accidental death, suicide, or murder.”

“Nowadays science is more advanced…it is high time for the government to use its Pathologist within the security organs to do carry out pathological examination of the dead persons’ bodies,” he said.