Zambia President sacks Education minister for masturbating in quarantine

Education Minister David Mabumba/ COURTESY

Zambia President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday sacked Education Minister David Mabumba with immediate effect for masturbating in a video that went viral.

Local media said the disturbing video shows minister Mabumba on live WhatsApp video with an unnamed girlfriend while in quarantine.

Mabumba, who previously also served as energy minister, has neither commented on the videos nor the dismissal.

President Lungu has since transferred Water Development minister Dennis Wanchinga to the General Education docket.

The President also appointed Bwana Mukubwa Member of Parliament Jonas Chanda as Minister of Water Development.

The changes have, however, not stopped the social media frenzy and National Guidance Affairs Minister Reverend Godfridah Sumaili has urged the public to stop circulating the video.

Recently, clips of a permanent secretary with an unnamed woman went viral online.

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