A boy runs with a flag during a ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) rally in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on October 21, 2015. CCM's party's candidate John Magufuli hopes to succeed President Jakaya Kikwete in what is seen as the tightest electoral race in Tanzania's history, as the main opposition parties unite around ex-prime minister Edward Lowassa, 61, who recently defected from the CCM. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL HAYDUK (Photo credit should read Daniel Hayduk/AFP/Getty Images)
A boy runs with a flag during a ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) rally in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on October 21, 2015. CCM's party's candidate John Magufuli hopes to succeed President Jakaya Kikwete in what is seen as the tightest electoral race in Tanzania's history, as the main opposition parties unite around ex-prime minister Edward Lowassa, 61, who recently defected from the CCM. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL HAYDUK (Photo credit should read Daniel Hayduk/AFP/Getty Images)

Tanzania’s ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), on Friday stripped former foreign minister Bernard Membe of his CCM membership over what it described as disruptive behavior.

CCM Ideology and Publicity Secretary Humphrey Polepole said the party’s decision to expel Membe was reached after it had monitored his political misbehavior since 2014.

“Membe has been committing ethical violations since 2014 and received various warnings that intended to give him opportunity to change his behavior, something he has not done,” Polepole said.

Polepole said the party also extended a warning to former CCM secretary general Abdulrahman Kinana, saying Kinana will be under close observation for the next 18 months.

During the observation period, Kinana will not be allowed to vie for any of the party’s posts but can still vote, Polepole said.

According to Polepole, the party resolved to forgive another former secretary general, Yusuf Makamba, after he had displayed a high level of remorsefulness. Enditem

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