Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA), the main opposition party in Tanzania is building a different kind of ‘WALL’ to one the U.S Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump is proposing.
‘UKUTA’ meaning an alliance against dictatorship in Tanzania, which literally means the ‘Wall’ in Swahili is the latest call from the ever divided opposition to country’s ruling CCM.
However, Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT) leader Zitto Kabwe, fresh from the Democratic Party Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia in his article that has been making waves on the social media expresses doubt regarding the new tactics.
He also points to the lack of support and united front for UKUTA by (Umoja wa Katiba ya Wananchi, which means Coalition for the People’s Constitution), a coalition of four main opposition parties dubbed Ukawa.
“The President threatened in ‘street’ Swahili “watakiona cha mtema kuni. Wasinijaribu. Sijaribiki.” Meaning he isn’t testable and he will crash them heavily.” Says Kabwe, who was invited at the DNC last month in Philadelphia
“The real opposition will have to engage in providing a critical analysis of the regime and offer an alternative policy,” Kabwe says in order to dethrone Africa’s longest-reigning party, CCM (Chama Cha Mapinduzi