Member of Parliment for Singida East, Tundu Lissu, was shot in his vehicle outside his Dodoma home on Thursday, September 7.
Lissu, a Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) opposition politician, was “seriously wounded” in the attack which took place around midday after a parliamentary session, says CHADEMA spokesperson Tumaini Makene.
The Citizen newspaper reports Lissu to be in critical condition at Dodoma Regional Hospital.
Lissu is his party’s chief whip and also president of the Tanganyika Law Society.
Nimepokea kwa masikitiko tukio la kupigwa risasi Mh.Tundu Lissu, namuombea kwa Mwenyezi Mungu aweze kupona haraka. 1/2
— Dr John Magufuli (@MagufuliJP) September 7, 2017
Our fellow MP for Singida East Tundu Lissu has been shot by unknown people. He has been rushed to dodoma general hospital. 😭😭😭
— Zitto Kabwe Ruyagwa (@zittokabwe) September 7, 2017
This is the bullet ridden car of opposition MP Tundu Lissu when it was sprayed with bullets in front of his residence in Dodoma today pic.twitter.com/R0DrmtDPO9
— Maria Sarungi Tsehai (@MariaSTsehai) September 7, 2017