Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday sacked his Education Minister David Mabumba.
Mabumba’s sacking was announced in a statement from Mr. Lungu’s spokesperson Isaac Chipampe.
No reason was given for the minister’s dismissal but it followed the circulation of a viral video of a man purported to him, seen naked and masturbating.
The said man in the video believed to be the sacked Minister of General Education was seen fondling himself while on live WhatsApp video call with a woman in Zambia. The woman has been identified with the first name as Georgina. Her husband it is believed leaked the nude on a Whatsapp group from where it went viral
The video of him has been circulating on social media, sparking debates among Zambians.
Mabumba is currently in quarantine over the coronavirus pandemic, according to local media.
Local media reported that police are now investigating the circulation of the nude video with a government official urging the public to stop circulating the video.