Johannesburg - Unidentified men who claimed to be police officers have forcibly taken a Tanzanian investigative journalist from his home in Dar es Salaam and his whereabouts remain unknown.
In a statement late Monday, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said it was "concerned for the safety of investigative reporter Erick Kabendera who was forcefully removed from his home today, and called on Tanzanian police to disclose whether they have him in custody".
Kabendera's wife, who was cited in a local publication The Citizen, said that about six people who claimed to be police took her husband from their home in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam.
The men said they were taking the journalist to the Oysterbay Police Station, but they did not wear uniforms and refused to identify themselves when challenged, The Citizen said.
They also took away phones belonging to Kabendera, his wife, and neighbours who recorded and took pictures of the incident.