|Sheikh Ponda Issa Ponda|
Mda kama dakika 20 zilizopita mjini Morogoro shehe Ponda amepigwa risasi na polisi .
Inasemekana pengine umauti umemkuta .
Dhahama hiyo imempata baada ya kushuka kwenye tax ambako kulikuwa leo
akiendesha mhadhala baada ya mhadhala huo kukawa kama kuna maandamano
kueleke barabarani, gafla polisi walitokea na kuanzanza kutawanya wakati huo yeye
alikuwa hayupo .
Ndipo mda mdogo akawasili akashuka na ndipo akapigwa risasi za kutosha.
Haijulikani hali yake. RPC, Faustine Shilogile, anasema hali ni shwari ila Ponda hajui hali yake Maana polisi walizuia gari la Ponda wamkamate, lakini wananchi wakaanza kushambulia polisi ndipo wakarusha risasi hewani kutawanya watu, lakini wananchi wakamtorosha. Anasema taarifa ni nyingi za uongo, hakuna watu polisi wala hospitali waliozingira na anaomba anayejua alipo atoe taarifa.
From All Africa.Com
Tanzania: DPP Directs Arrest of Sheikh Ponda for Disobeying Order
By Faustine Kapama, 9 August 2013
Dr Feleshi noted that recent reports have it that the cleric is engaged in organising religious gatherings in Zanzibar, which threatened peace in the Isles. "Such a behaviour is intolerable," the DPP said in an interview with the 'Daily News' on Wednesday.
He added: "We hope the police will exercise their powers wisely to arrest Sheikh Ponda and take him to court for penal actions." Dr Feleshi said what Sheikh Ponda was currently doing was contrary to his sentence. "He was convicted of a similar offence, but was still conducting acts that threaten the public order and concord.
This is not acceptable. We cannot let one disobey court orders and go on unpunished," he said. Counsel for Sheikh Ponda Juma Nassoro was not reached for comment on the matter.
Reports from Zanzibar have it that police are tracing Sheikh Ponda's whereabouts. He is alleged to have called on the citizens to initiate strikes against the government. Zanzibar Commissioner of Police, Mussa Ali Mussa was reported to have said that Ponda's statements breached police directives to religious leaders to avoid giving messages which threaten the country's peace.
The police in the Isles arrested five persons who reportedly gave shelter to the controversial Muslim Sheikh. They were interrogated for hosting Ponda.
Sheikh Ponda, according to the police, had requested the believers to be ready to fight for their rights and stressed that they should soldier on.
Adjourning the Zanzibar House of Reps budget session for 2013/2014, the Second Vice-President, Amb. Seif Ali Iddi announced a ban for Sheikh Ponda to set his foot in the Isles for the purpose of inciting the people. Amb. Iddi warned that the government should not be blamed for serious measures that would take against leaders of such calibre