• Comedian was arrested after posting a face-swap photo using the President's image
Tanzanian comedian Idris Sultan has apologised to President Magufuli for using his photo in an inappropriate way during his birthday.
He told the media at a press conference yesterday morning, "People take comedy in different ways because different people have different opinions. It is important to come together and clear things about what that meant.
"What I do is art and when I do something and end up disappointing a person, I have no otherwise but to ask for forgiveness.
"For the post that I put, I ask His Excellency President Pombe Magufuli to pardon me, as my father and my president. Let's leave the law aside. If I have wronged you, as a human, I ask for forgiveness. I posted the photo publicly and I am here, publicly asking for forgiveness."