Tanzanian President John Magufuli has shown his disrespect for executing convicted murderers in the country. He made this known again on Monday at the swearing in of the new Chief Justice Ibrahim.
“I know there are people who convicted of murder and waiting for death penalty, but please don’t bring the list to me for decision because I know how difficult it is to execute,” he said.
Tanzania’s Penal Code, Cap 16 stipulates the death penalty for serious offenses like murder and treason.
I know there are people who convicted of murder and waiting for death penalty, but please don’t bring the list to me for decision because I know how difficult it is to execute.
As indicated by the Tanzanian NGO Legal and Human Rights Center (LHRC), 472 individuals were condemned to death in 2015 and among them are 20 ladies.
The Executive Director of LHRC, Dr Hellen Kijo-Bisimba, praised the president for his position however requested that he goes further to annul the punishment.
“We require the nullification of this punishment because of the way that it can’t be actualized; for this situation, it ought to be shrewd for the judges to change discipline from death to life detainment or condemned to 30 or more years in prison,” she was cited by nearby media Azania Post.
Just around 20 nations have abrogated capital punishment with Egypt, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia Sudan as yet rehearsing executions. Tanzania last executed a convict in 1994.