It is now official. Muslim Association of Malawi has expelled Biton Ajawa, Sheikh Dinala Chabulika due to breach of the associations’ constitution.
The announcement has been made through a statement released on Monday September 19, 2011 which has been signed by its chairman Sheikh Idrissa Muhammad.
The two who have been fired together with Alhajj Twalik Asedi were appointed executive members of the Muslim mother body three months ago.
This development comes weeks after Sheikh Dinaar Chabulika who is the national coordinator of the Islamic Information Bureau and Biton Ajawa who is the chairperson of the National Zakaat Fund (NAZAF) are reportedly to have walked out of a meeting MAM executive members had with Democratic Progressive Party endorsed 2014 presidential candidate Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, where after the meeting the members were given 50,000 Malawi kwacha.
“The resolution of expelling the members has been made following their misbehavior culminating in contravention of the constitution of the body,” reads part of the statement.
The expulsion of Ajawa from the Muslim mother body seemingly may affect the activities of the NAZAF since Sheikh Muhammad deputises the Lilongwe based business magnate.
It is yet to be seen whether the two will still be working together at NAZAF.
MAM appointed several members soon after Sheikh Muhammad was elected as its chairman in a landslide victory in April this year.
Ajawa who is also Mangochi Business Association chairman is reportedly to have financially supported Sheikh Muhammad in his bid to take the leadership mantle at the association.
But some reports strongly suggests that the two have fallen out due to the influence of different political ideologies with Ajawa being United Democratic Front (UDF) executive member.
However, Chabulika has expressed ignorance on the matter saying he has not received formal communication from MAM.
“I do not know anything about that. I am just hearing from other people that I have been fired but I don’t know why because I have not been communicated by the chairman or the Secretary General,” he said.