It has became clear it wasn’t going to be business as usual in Tanzania from the moment President John Pombe Magufuli ascended to power. Magufuli has turned out to be the president who keeps his words; he has now turned up the heat on drug traffickers.
Several Tanzanian celebrities including; Diamond Platnumz, Wema Sepetu and Vanessa Mdee are some of the heavyweights who have been summoned by the police over claims of drug trafficking.
In recent reports, Janet Magufuli, the president’s wife has also been suspected of drug trafficking. President Magufuli, In a bid to assure his countrymen and women that he will leave no stone unturned in the fight against drug abuse in Tanzania, gave the police the green light to arrest his wife, Janet Magufuli.
“Hakuna cha mtu aliye maarufu, hakuna mwanasiasa, hakuna askari, hakuna waziri au mtoto wa fulani ambaye akijihusisha aachwe, ata angekua mke wangu Janet hapa ambaye angejihusisha wee shika tu peleka. Kwa sababu madhara ya dawa za kulevya kwa taifa letu yamefikia mahali pabaya. Haiwezekani kuwa watu wanauza kama njugu,” President Magufuli spoke at State House while addressing the nation.
President Magufuli and his wife Janet Magufuli