Media and opposition forces have recently lamented that Tanzania is quickly becoming a dictatorship and that President Magufuli’s methods are in their own right dictatorial.

A recent survey, however, shows that Magufuli enjoys massive popular suppport. Only 11 per cent of Tanzanian respondents believe Tanzania to be undemocratic, 60 per cent of them support the President’s decision to ban political rallies and 80 per cent of them believe that opposition parties should accept defeat and give the government a chance to govern the country.