Following the shooting of controversial Tanzanian legislator Tundu Lissu near his house in the Tanzanian administrative capital of Dares Salaam on Thursday, several Tanzanian celebrities have reacted to the incident.
Celebrities like Ladyjaydee, Kala Jeremiah,Diamond Platnumz,Wema Sepetu, and Idris sultan sent ‘get well soon’ messages to the legislator.
“Mwenyezi Mungu aliekuumba akakuinue kutoka kwenye kitanda walichokulaza binadamu tusiowafamu
Huwa tunaamini kwa jina la Baba, la mwana na la roho mtakatifu(May the almighty God who created you held you get from that situation that was put into you by men we have no idea who they are)”Wrote ladyjaydee.
Idris sultan on the other hand urged Tanzanians to put aside party affiliations for the sake of Lissu’s wellbeing.
At this point tupunguze uchama na kuhakikisha Tundu anakua stable, baada ya hapo tutajua hii nchi imekua ya namna gani.
— Idris Sultan 🇹🇿 (@IdrisSultan) September 7, 2017
Tanzanian actress Wema Sepetu who is affiliated to the same party as Lissu the Chama cha demokrasia CHADEMA prayed for him to get well soon complaining over the declining freedom of speech in Tanzania.
Kwanza wamuhangaishe kila kukicha kesi haziishi… Akisema kitu uchochezi, sasa kakataa kukaa kimya ndo wameona wamuue…. NO!!! Watanzania kama tutaendelea kufumbia macho huu uonevu then hatutofika tunapotaka… Kero zinazidi kila kukicha… Ndugu zetu wanaonewa kila kukicha… And wat do we do…? Tunakaa Kimya… Jamani kwa hili tuombe tu Mungu huyu baba apone… Nikimaanisha, huko alipo sasa Mungu amsimamie na arudi kwenye hali yake…. Hii sasa imekuwa too much… This is something No One Can Take… Sidhani kama kuna Mtanzania yoyote anaependa hali ya nchi inavyoendelea kuwa kadri siku zinavyozidi kwenda… Ni nini hiki jamani…??? Oh Lord help my Uncle… If anything happens to him then nadhani wengi wetu vitatutokea maana hatutokaa KIMYA…!!! Ni kutokukaa kimya ndo kumepelekea haya yote kutokea… Nimeikumbuka Tanzania yetu ya miaka kama miwili iliopita… Sio Tanzania hii isio na Amani… 😔😔😔… Nchi gani sijui hii… Mungu tusaidie…!!! I’m Praying for you Uncle wangu…🙏🏼🙏🏼😭😭😭(They started off by tormenting him with unending legal battles because of alleged hate speech and now that he has refused to be silenced they saw it wise to attempt to kill him .If we continue burying our heads in the sand over such atrocities then we are headed nowhere its getting worse day in day out.Lets pray for him to get well soon.I don’t think there is any Tanzanian who is proud of the direction this country is headed day in day out.Oh God help my uncle, if anything happens to him such an incident will follow most of us because like him we are not willing to be silenced.I miss the Tanzania we had two years ago unlike the current Tanzania where things are not peaceful) wrote Wema.
Tundu has since been airlifted to the Aga Khan university hospital in Nairobi where he is undergoing treatment.
Tanzanian president John Pombe Magufuli has ordered security agencies in Tanzania to conduct speedy investigations into the incident.