Membe expelled from his political party


Cadre Benard Membe has been expelled from his political party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) and is expected to give his way forward on what he has planned to take thereafter.

The party’s committee on Friday decided to expel the former Mtama MP because of claims that he committed some misconducts that are against their principles. In a similar occasion, the former CCM secretaries-general Yusuf Makamba and Abranan Kinana were warned and spared.

Membe who is now in South Africa said that his intention to challenge the president was to blame. His is a political figure since he is a long-serving Minister for foreign affairs during Kikwete’s regime.

However, he never gave up in political grounds since he lost to John Magufuli in his attempt to get the presidential ticket in his former party, (CCM) and he’s expected to make more attempts in the battle pertaining politics. According to Membe, as he was asked about his political future, the ex-minister replied that “a dream never dies”.

Moreover, most of the political analysts suggest that he could better form his own party after the expulsion or quit the field of politics altogether. According to veteran politician Mr Twaha Taslima, establishing a new political party is impossible due to bureaucracy in the registration process.

“This is an election year and so, even if he succeeds to shift to another political party, he will struggle much to get supporters because it is too late, and for that reason, I don’t think he can dare for that,” said Ruaha Catholic University lecturer, Professor Gaudence Mpangala.


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