Police have arrested eight people for allegedly invading and destroying a house belonging to the Nanyamba constituency returning officer.
Mtwara Regional Police Commander, Mr Henry Mwaibambe, said the incident occurred after it was announced that Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) was victories in 15 out of 17 wards in the constituency.
However, Mr Mwaibambe said that security in the region is generally under control and the Tandahimba incident should taken as an isolated incident.
“Security is currently good and returning officers in various areas will continue to announce election results,” he said adding:
“In Nanyamba a legislator won unopposed but during the announcement of the councillorship results some people were not happy with the results and started to riot. They invaded a returning officer’s house and destroyed it, we moved in and arrested the suspects.”
Commander Mwaibambe also said that they were investigating reports that some people had invaded a vote tallying centre in Tandahimba District and burnt several facilities.
“It is true that some people torched facilities in a tallying centre at Tandahimba and several people have been injured. Two District militia were injured,” he said.
The acting Tandahimba District Executive Director, Mr Denis Mwaibambe, said those who were injured were rushed to the hospital where they were treated and later discharged.
The Citizen Tanzania