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President Samia Suluhu Hassan Pardon over 5,000 prisoners to celebrate Union Day.

President Samia urged the released inmates to put into practice the lessons they learned in prison and lead responsible lives when re-joining their communities.

Union Day is celebrated to mark the coming together of Tanganyika and Zanzibar to form the Republic of Tanzania on 26 of April 1964.

Pardoning prisoners on Union Day is an annual tradition.