PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has fired disgraced general education minister David Mabumba with immediate effect.
In a statement issued by the Presidency, Mabumba has been replaced by water development, sanitation and environmental protection minister Dr Davis Wanchinga.
President Lungu terminated Mabumba’s contract following a video that has sent social media awash of him brandishing his manhood in a WhatsApp video call.
“His Excellency Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia has terminated the appointment on Minister of General Education, Honorable David Mabumba with immediate effect,” read the statement by the President’s special assistant for press and public relations Isaac Chipampe.
President Lungu appointed Bwana Mkubwa member of parliament Dr Jonas Chanda as Minister of Water Development, Sanitation and Environment Protection.
In his letter, President Lungu said he terminated Mabumba’s appointment according to powers vested in him under the provisions of article 92(2) (e) read with article 270 of the constitution of Zambia and section 26 of the interpretations of the General provisions Act Cap 2 of the Laws of Zambia.
“I wish to thank you for the services rendered to the Government of the Republic of Zambia and wish you well in your future endeavors,” said President Lungu.