Expensive Laughter: Tanzania Arrests 2014 Big Brother Africa Winner Idris Sultan For Snickering At President Magufuli's Photo
Tanzania is known for many things but not so much for stifling the sound of laughter and muzzling satire.
However, it has just arrested 2014 Big Brother Africa winner, Idris Sultan for reportedly laughing at a throwback photo of President of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli in a short video he shared online.
The photo shows Magufuli being swallowed by a suit at least four times his size and that needed to be altered before wearing
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His lawyer Benedict Ishabakaki revealed that he had been taken into custody and accused of contravening the Cybercrimes Act 2015 against cyberbullying.
The law stipulates “A person shall not initiate or send any electronic communication using a computer system to another person with the intent to coerce, intimidate, harass or cause emotional damage.”
If convicted of the charges levelled against him, Idris faces paying a fine up to Tsh5 million or imprisonment for three years or even both.
Tsh5 million is around N840,000.00.