- Published on Saturday, 31 December 2011 21:07
- Written by DAILY NEWS Reporter in Zanzibar
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THE fate of 14 members of the opposition Civic United Front (CUF) including Mr Hamad Rashid Mohamed, Member of Parliament for Wawi Constituency, being accused of violating party constitution will be known next Wednesday during the party’s national council extra-ordinary meeting.
CUF’s deputy Secretary General (mainland) Mr Julius Mtatiro said this here on Saturday after a two-day National Governing Council meeting that the accused persons’ fate would be discussed next week.
“We received the case from the party’s disciplinary and Ethics Committee and discussed it under the leadership of the Secretary General Mr Seif Sharif Hamad, who advised the need for an extraordinary meeting to decide on the matter,” Mr Mtatiro said.
He said that members of the national governing council were convinced that the 14 members of the party led by Mr Hamad Rashid have a case to answer after violating sec. 63 of the party’s constitution.
Apart from Hamad Rashid, other members of the party accused of violating the party’s constitution include four members of the party national committee; Doyo Hassan Doyo, Shoka Khamis Juma, Juma Said Saanani and Yasin Mrotwa.
Others are; Mohamed Albadawi, Mohamed Masaga, Doni Waziri, Yussuf Mungiro, Ahmed Issa, Tamim Omar, Amir Kirungi, Ayub Kimangale and Nanjase.
The party’s ethics committee met in Dar es Salaam last Tuesday to deliberate on the dispute involving the MP, but failed to make headway after Mr Hamad challenged its legitimacy and legal powers.
The Head of the committee, Mr Abdul Kambaya, dismissed Mr Hamad Rashid’s argument, saying it has all the legal powers and in accordance to CUF constitution.