Return of Ujamaa as Zitto Kabwe defects to new party
Saturday March 28 2015
Outspoken Tanzania opposition Member of Parliament Zitto Kabwe has defected from Chadema to a newly formed political party seeking to revive ideology of socialism. PHOTO | FILE NATION MEDIA GROUP
Alliance for Change and Transparency party wants the reintroduction some Ujamaa principles to restore social justice, accountability and equality.
It is unclear how the defection of Mr Kabwe, who joined parliament in 2005 as the youngest elected MP in the history of multiparty politics will impact the main opposition party ahead of the General Election later in the year.
Kabwe told The EastAfrican that he was hopeful at least a dozen influential MPs from two leading opposition parties and CCM will join the new political vehicle.