The Central Committee of Chama Cha Kijamii (CCK) has removed Renatus Muabhi from his post as secretary general due to several reasons, including his alleged ruining of the party's credibility.
The move was announced in Dar es Salaam by CCK chairperson Constantine Akitanda after the CC meeting which discussed, among other things, the party's quarterly implementation report.
He said 21 of the 24 CC members supported the decision to sack Muabhi from the post.
“Muabhi will continue to be a member of CCK and we’ll continue to work with him as a founder of CCK,” said Akitanda.
He said the decision was intended to strengthen the party, adding that the sacked secretary general was at liberty to appeal to the party's annual general meeting if he felt aggrieved.
He said the CCK had appointed Kassim Mtalam to take over temporarily while preparing for the party’s general elections.
The chairman said since formation of the party they had never conducted any campaigns to market its policies due to financial constraints. He said they were now looking for donors to fund a countrywide mobilisation.
Reached for comment on the matter, Muabhi said he was expelled due to increasing animosity among party members.