MKE WA DKT SLAA ATAKIWA MAHAKAMANI KESI YA LULU

Mahakama kuu ya Tanzania, yamtaka mke wa Dkt. Slaa kwaajili ya kutoa ushahidi katika kesi ya kuuwa bila kukusudia inayomkabili mwigizaji wa filamu nchini, Elizabeth Michael (Lulu).

Katika kesi hiyo, Josephinie Mshumbusi ni miongoni mwa mashahidi upande wa utetezi aliyetakiwa kutoa ushahidi wake leo au askari aliyechukua maelezo yake kutokana na kwa sasa kuishi nje ya nchi.

Mahakama Kuu ya Tanzania imelazimika kuahirisha kesi ya mauaji bila kukusudia inayomkabili msanii wa Filamu, Elizabeth Michael maarufu kama Lulu hadi October 25, 2017 baada ya shahidi Josephine Mushumbus ambaye ni mke wa Katbu Mkuu wa zamani wa CHADEMA, Dr. Wilbroad Slaa kutofika Mahakamani.

Kesi hiyo ilitarajiwa kuendelea na ushahidi wa upande wa utetezi 'Lulu' leo mbele ya Jaji Sam Rumanyika.

Wakili wa Lulu, Peter Kibatala amemueleza Jaji Rumanyika kuwa wamefanya jitihada za kumpata Mushumbus lakini imeshindikana.

"Hivyo tunaiomba Mahakama tuwasilishe maelezo ya shahidi huyo Mushumbus ikiwezekana tuyasome hapa Mahakamani."

Hata hivyo, Wakili wa Serikali, Faraja George aliweka pingamizi akidai kuwa Kibatala hawezi kuvaa kofia mbili ya uwakili na ushahidi.

Kutokana na hatua hiyo, Jaji Rumanyika alitoa uamuzi na kuamuru kwamba kama Mushumbus hawezi kufika basi aliyemuandikia maelezo yake anapaswa kufika Mahakamani.

"Mtu wa muhimu ni aliyeandika maelezo ambaye ni Detective Sajent Nyangea ambaye anapaswa kuyasoma maelezo hayo."

Baada ya kueleza hayo, Jaji Rumanyika ameahirisha kesi hiyo hadi October 25, 2017.

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UFAFANUZI WATOLEWA KUHUSU GARI ALILOLITUMIA MAKONDA AKIWA ZANZIBAR

UNGUJA: Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Mjini Magharibi, Ayoub Mahmoud ameeleza kusikitishwa kwake na taarifa zisizo za kweli zinazosambazwa kwenye mitandao ya kijamii na baadhi ya vyombo vya habari kuhusu gari alilolitumia Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda alipokuwa ziarani mkoa humo.

Mahmoud ameyasema hayo kupitia ukurasa wake wa Instagram, baada ya kuwepo kwa taarifa mbalimbali kuhusu gari aina ya Range Rover ambayo ilikuwa na namba za usajili zinazoonyesha kuwa ni la RC Dar es Salaam.

“Unaweza ukasikitishwa sana pale unapoona chombo kinacho aminiwa kwenye maswala ya habari kuwa ni chanzo cha upotoshaji!. No research no right to speak !.”

RC Mahmoud aliendelea kueleza kuwa, “Hii sio gari ya serekali au ya ndugu yangu Paul Makonda! Kilichokuwepo ni nini? In fact hakuna asojua kuwa ndugu yetu Paul yuko Zanzibar na Mimi nikiwa kama mwenyeji wake ndani ya mkoa wangu!.”

RC Mahmoud alisema kwamba, kinachosumbua watu kuhusu gari hilo, ni watu kutokufahamu taratibu zinazo wahusu viongozi hao.

“Hii ni gari ya mtu binafsi imetumika kwa mdaa wakati ule wote wa Mkuu wa mkoa wa dar es Salaam kuwa zanzibar katika kilele cha mbio za mwenge na maadhimisho ya kifo cha Baba wa taifa pamoja na ziara yake katika mkoa wa mjini magharibi!.”

Kwa upande wake RC Makonda alisema kwamba, sio kwamba watu wanaozusha habari hizo hawajui ukweli, bali wanakerwa na upendo ambao ameonyeshwa na kiongozi huyo akiwa ziara Mjini Magharibi.

“Mhe Rc na Kaka yangu mpendwa . Hawa Watu wanajua wanachokifanya na wanaelewa kabisa kwamba nilikuwa Zanzibar. Wanachoumia ni upendo na ukarimu wako na watu wako wa unguja kwangu. Tuchape kazi maneno niyao.”

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AFISA MSAIDIZI WA FORODHA ALIYEISHI KIFAHARI, KAFIKISHWA MAHAKAMANI.

Afisa msaidizi wa Forodha wa Mamlaka ya Mapato Tanzania (TRA), Jennifer Mushi amepandishwa kizimbani kwenye Mahakama ya Hakimu Mkazi Kisutu akikabiliwa na kosa la kumiliki mali ambayo ni magari 19 na kuishi maisha ya kifahari kinyume na mshahara wake.

Mshtakiwa alisomewa makosa yake mbele ya Hakimu Mkazi Mkuu, Huruma Shahidi na Wakili wa Serikali, Vitalis Peter ambaye alidai mshtakiwa ana makosa mawili.

Alidai kuwa kati ya March 21, 2016 na June 30, 2016 katika maeneo tofauti ya Jiji la Dar es Salaam, akiwa mwajiriwa wa TRA, kama Afisa Msaidizi wa Forodha alikutwa akimiliki mali zisizolingana na kipato chake, kinyume na sheria.

Inadaiwa alikutwa akimiliki magari 19 ambayo ni Toyota RAV4, Toyota Dyna Truck, Toyota Vitz, Suzuki Carry,Toyota Ipsum, Toyota Wish,Toyota Mark ll, Toyota Regiusage, Toyota Estima, Toyota Alex, Toyota Noah, Toyota Crown, Toyota Hiace, Toyota Estima, Toyota Lasso, Suzuki Carry, ambayo yana thamani ya Tsh. Milioni 197.6.

Kosa la pili, anadaiwa kuwa kati ya March 21, 2012 na March 30, 2016 jijini Dar es Salaam akiwa mwajiri wa TRA aliishi maisha ya kipato cha juu tofauti na kipato chake yenye thamani ya Tsh. 333,255,556.24 tofauti na kipato chake.

Wakili Peter amedai kuwa upelelezi wa kesi hiyo umekamilika, hivyo anaomba Mahakama kupanga tarehe nyingine kwa ajili ya kumsomea maelezo ya awali (PH).

Hata hivyo, upande wa utetezi kupitia Wakili Elisalia Mosha aliiomba Mahakama hiyo kumpa dhamana mteja wake kwa sababu mashtaka aliyonayo yanadhanika kisheria.

Hakimu Shaidi alimtaka mshtakiwa kuwa na mdhamini mmoja atakayesaini bondi ya Tsh. Milioni 20 ambapo alikidhi masharti na kuachiwa kwa dhamana.

Kesi imeahirishwa hadi November 7, 2017.
By millard ayo

Barrick Gold ya Kanada Yaamua Kuiondoa Acacia Tanzania

TORONTO, October 22, 2017—Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX) (“Barrick”) is set to wind up the activities of its Tanzanian based Gold company, Acacia PLC, in a move to implement the new framework with the Government of Tanzania.

The new framework unveils a new end to an era to Barrick Tanzania. The new development comes after a clarification from Barrick senior managers on what has transpired from the discussion between its Chairman, John Thornton and representatives from Tanzania’s reformist President Dr. John Joseph Magufuli.

In a press release issued at the end of this week to clarify details on what Barrick official termed as “the 21st century partnership with the Government of Tanzania,” the Toronto based world gold giant is set replace Acacia with a new company to manage its 3 Gold mining sites in the East Africa’s top growing economy.

“A new Tanzanian operating company will be created to manage Bulyanhulu, Buzwagi and North Mara, and all future operations in the country,” said a statement signed by Barrick’s Daniel Oh, Senior Vice President for Investor Engagement and Governance and Andy Lloyd.

Senior Vice President, Communications. Barrick owns 63.9 of Acacia (Tanzania) shares.

Acacia’s own website shows the firm carries both open pit and underground mining in the three mining areas that Barrick will now form a new managing firm to manage-Buzwagi, Bulyankulu and North Mara

“Currently, all of Acacia’s mining operations are in Tanzania, a country consistently ranked highly in Africa in terms of political stability with a history of democratically elected governments,” says a statement in Acacia’s own website.

The confirmation from Barrick senior leadership come hours after the government of Tanzania announced the new deal that will see the country enjoy more shares in the gold business with a plan for Barrick to research and create a local mineral concentration refinery plant.

Outlining how the new company will operate, Barrick officials added: “The principle of total transparency between partners will define how this company operates. For instance, the Government of Tanzania will participate in decisions related to operations, investment, planning, procurement, and marketing.”

Other key issues related to the company and other operational matters are:

·         This company will maximize employment of Tanzanians-building local capacity at all levels of the business, from board membership to operations.

·         It will also increase procurement of goods and services within Tanzania;

·         Barrick has also committed to work with the Government of Tanzania to advance concepts for increasing in-country beneficiation of gold.

·    Economic benefits from Bulyanhulu, Buzwagi, and North Mara would be distributed on a 50/50 basis between the new operating company and the Government of Tanzania. 

·    The Government’s share of economic benefits would be delivered in the form of royalties, taxes, and a 16 percent free carry interest in the Tanzanian operations.

·    In support of the working group’s ongoing efforts to resolve outstanding tax claims, Acacia will make a payment of $300 million to the Government of Tanzania, on terms to be settled by the working group.  

For full extract of Barrick statement see:http://www.barrick.com/investors/news/news-details/2017/Barrick-Comments-on-Proposed-Framework-for-Acacia-Mining-plc-Operations-in-Tanzania/default.aspx