By Moshi Shabani
Chadema Youth Wing (BAVICHA) insisted its mission to have prayer on Sunday for Singida East, Member of Parliament Tundu Lissu recovery as he is still hospitalized at Nairobi Hospital in Kenya, despite the banning of Police in Dar es Salaam Special Zone.
BAVICHA’s statement come in few hours after Police banned prayer assemblies which planned to be conducted at Sinza TIP grounds, which invited all people with different religious and political ideology to be part of the prayer for Lissu.
In defending their stance, BAVICHA Secretary General Julius Mwita said the prayer for Lissu will include various religion so it is difficult to let them go to the mosque or churches due to their different of beliefs.
“The plan and all required arrangements for the Sunday’s special prayer for Lissu are underway, the event will not be against rules and regulations of the country, I would like to remind all people who wishes Lissu the best to don’t miss at the grounds,” said Mwita.
BAVICHA’s SG appealed the Dar es Salaam Police Special Zone Commander, Lazaro Mambosasa to reconsider their request because they have no bad intentions rather than praying for Lissu who brutally shot by unidentified assailants on September 7, this when he arrived at his residence from attending ongoing Parliament sessions in Dodoma.
On Friday, Bavicha vice chairperson Patrick Ole Sosopi said announced on the national prayers for Lissu will include praying for the “unknown assailants” to repent from the evil deeds of attacking innocent people.
Bavicha vice chairperson Patrick Ole Sosopi
According to him, BAVICHA has written several letters to various religious groups inviting them for leading the prayers for the MP Lissu and all leaders across the country.
In the same day afternoon, Dar es Salaam Police Special Zone Commander, Lazaro Mambosasa said Police will allow no any gathering, if CHADEMA member will disobey further action will be taken against them.
Mambosasa explained that the ban has not applied to people who will choose to conduct prayers in their worshiping houses.
Singida East, Member of Parliament Tundu Lissu