The future of the mayor of Dar es Salaam, Isaya Mwita is still uncertain after he was locked out off his office by security men early this week.
Last week, the Dar es Salaam City Council impeached the mayor, giving him a vote of no confidence because of abuse of office and other unnamed charges.
However, only 17 out of a total of 26 councillors voted in the council chambers.
Normally, two-thirds of the councillors are needed for a vote of no confidence to stick.
In this case, only eleven out of the 17 make the two thirds.
According to Standing Orders, Number 84 Set 1, the council may impeach the mayor by a resolution supported by two-thirds of the sitting councillors of the city of Dar es Salaam.
The Dar es Salaam City Executive Director Sipora Liona said the deputy mayor Abdallah Mtanika has taken over the duties of the mayor for the time being without elaborating on the impeachment.