I am glad to know that there are still some leaders in Tanzania who can make the right decision and say "You are fired" I wish JK could do the same instead of waiting for the so called viongozi to resign. Tabata demolitions: Director sacked THISDAY REPORTER Dar es Salaam ILALA Municipal Director John Lubuva has reportedly been sacked for his role in the controversial demolitions of over 80 residential houses at Tabata Dampo in Dar es Salaam late last month. Sources within the Dar es Salaam City Council have told THISDAY that Lubuva was relieved of his duties early this week in the wake of widespread condemnations of the demolitions that left hundreds of people without shelter and destroyed property worth millions of shillings. The sources said the Temeke Municipal Director, Idd Nyundo, has been appointed to fill the vacancy left by Lubuva, while the Temeke position has been filled by an official identified only as Kongwa. When asked by THISDAY to respond to the reports, Dar es Salaam city Director Bakari Kingobi, said he could not confirm or deny anything, but conceded that changes had been made in the Ilala Municipality administration. ''I am not the spokesman for IIala Municipality and thus for me to address such an issue will be illegitimate,'' Kingobi said. It has also been verified that the Dar es Salaam regional commissioner's office has already been formally notified of the changes by the ministry responsible for local government and regional administration within the Prime Minister's Office The RC, Abbas Kandoro, was an early visitor to the demolition scene and at the time expressed shock at the destruction caused without his knowledge. He also pledged that those responsible would be severely disciplined. While the Ilala municipal engineer and legal director were both suspended from duty soon after, a defiant Lubuva continued to ignore calls for his resignation. The Tabata Dampo demolitions were roundly condemned by the public, particularly since a court case related to the dispute at hand was still pending. A presidential- government probe team was subsequently formed to further investigate the incident amid strong allegations of bribery involving senior municipal officials. The over 300 affected residents have in the meantime been living in makeshift shacks provided by the RC's office and other charitable institutions, awaiting compensation. They have been allocated plots at Chanika on the outskirts of the city, but say they cannot move there even after getting compensation, until the government puts necessary infrastructure at the site. According to one of the victims, Tauzany Bwana, fresh attempts by Ilala Municipality officials to relocate them to Vingunguti Secondary School temporarily have also been rejected.