By AARON CHIYANZO
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has fired General Education minister, David Mabumba following a nude video of the minister that went viral on social media.
And President Lungu has since transferred minister of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, Dennis Wanchinga to take over from Mr Mabumba.
He has also appointed Bwana Mkubwa Member of Parliament, Jonas Chanda as Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection minister.
“I hereby terminate your appointment as minister of General Eduaction,” President Lungu wrote in a letter to Mr Mabumba.
President Lungu thanked Mr Mabumba for his services rendered to Government and wished him well in his future endeavors.
He also congratulated Dr Chanda on his new appointment.
Meanwhile, social media yesterday went abuzz after a nude video of MrMabumba went viral.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the video was allegedly circulated by Mr Mabumba’s female friend only identified as Georgina.
It is alleged that the woman demanded for a car, and a farm for her mother but that the minister refused to meet her demands believing that she did not have anything against him.
The women is alleged to have threatened to circulate the sex video the two had but the minister apparently did not take the threat seriously.
Other social media reports suggest that the video was circulated by the woman’s husband.
Earlier yesterday, Spring 24 TV had reported that the minister had committed suicide, information that turnout to be fake.
Efforts to get Mr Mabumba proved futile by press time as his phone went unanswered.