Tanzania opposition party, the Alliance for Democratic Change (ACT-Wazalendo) said it would table in Parliament a motion of no confidence against President John Magufuli in the event of some Tanzanians dying of hunger.
The ACT Wazalendo party leader Zitto Kabwe disclosed this during a campaign rally for Kijichi Ward councillor’s seat.
Kabwe said President Magufuli would become the first country’s Head of State to face a vote of no confidence in Parliament should people die for lack of food.
The leader said according to Article 46 (a) of the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, Parliament may debate a “No confidence vote” if at least 20 per cent of Members of Parliament support the move.
The party leader reiterated that the President must stop heaping blame on some politicians and the media claiming that they were politicising the famine reports.
He said further that the President has played down the famine reports.
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The prevailing drought in parts of the country has made the Catholic Church to issue a pastoral letter to its believers calling them to pray for rain.