A Sample on How to Draft a Charge in Tanzania.

What is charge?

A charge is a formal document that outlines the charges or accusations against a person in a legal context.

It is typically issued by law enforcement or government authorities, and it details the specific offenses the individual is alleged to have committed. Here is sample of charge in Tanzania.

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF MASASI
AT MASASI
CRIMINAL CASE NO….. OF 2023

REPUBLIC
VERSUS
XXXXX
CHARGE
STATEMENT OF OFFENCE:

Affray Contrary to Section 87 Of The Penal Code, Cap 16 R.E. 2022.

PARTICULAR OF THE OFFENCE.


XXXXX charged about 7 hours on 21st May 2023 at Mkuti area within the District Of Masasi in Mtwara Region, did unlawfully take part in a fight in a public place.


Signed at Masasi this …… Day of ………2023.

……….,…………………..
STATE ATTORNEY.

What are main parts of charge?

A charge has Three main part which are:Heading, Body and Authentication.

The charge sheet is an important part of the legal process and serves as the basis for the person’s defense in court.