Opposition activist Tundu Lissu has reportedly been shot dead by anonymous people in Dodoma, central Tanzania.
The politician has been rushed to Dodoma General Hospital.
According to the party's statement to the media, the incident occurred in his home.
The party has severely denounced the incident.
Recently, the MP from CHADEMA's opposition party has been arrested repeatedly by the police being accused of provocation.
Confirming the incident, ACT leader Zitto Kabwe said "He is in a hospital, still trying to save his life"
Preliminary Press Statement on the incidence of Hon. Tundu Lissu being shot
Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) has received with great shock the report on the shooting of the Attorney General of the Party who is also the Chief Whip of the Official Opposition in Parliament and MP of Singida East, Hon. Tundu Antipus Lissu just after a Parliamentary session today.
The attack took place at his Dodoma residence at midday and was seriously wounded and had been rushed to the Dodoma Regional Hospital.
CHADEMA strongly condemns this act, and we are following up closely on his condition.
We will continue to update as we get more information.
Issued by the Directorate of Ideology, Publicity, Communications and Foreign Relations.