Sign our petition to seek justice for a 16 year old boy who was severely burned
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Dear fellow Tanzanians and anyone who has ever been employed across the world;
This petition is created to strongly condemn a Tanzania Employer for pouring petrol and burning his 16 year old employee (boy) because he was late to cook beans.
We call upon Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli to take swift action and see to it that the 16 year old boy is immediately provided with proper care and ensures that he gets his justice in court.
Description of events:
In November 2016, a Tanzania Employer based in Mto wa Mbu Arusha poured petrol (gasoline) to a 16 year old boy by the name of "Alphonce" and set him on fire. As explained by the boy, this was a punishment because he was late to cook beans. The boy sustained severe burns on both his legs and lower body as seen in the video. The employer then arranged with the hospital staff to release the boy early cutting short his treatment in an attempt to cover up the issue and preventing it from going public. The boy was removed from the hospital and taken to the village. He was told by his employer they were taking him to the village to slaughter a goat for him as this is all he needed to heal - explains the boy.
News agencies were told by the hospital staff the boy healed and was released from the hospital. 6 months later good samaritans found the boy in a remote village living with his grandmother where he is being hidden. The boys condition is getting worse. There has been no conviction on the case and it's feared the employer may bribe to avoid justice .
By signing this petition you make your voice heard. You will be helping this innocent boy to get the attention he rightfully deserves from the Government of Tanzania so he can get proper treatment and possibly save his life.
Your signature will help send a strong message to President Magufuli and raise his awareness on this issue.
If you don't stand for this innocent boy, what else would you stand for?
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