Zambia: Education Minister sacked after nude videos go viral

LUSAKA, July 30 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Zambian leader Edgar Lungu on Wednesday fired his education minister, David Mabumba, the presidency said, after nude video clips purportedly of him went viral on social media.

A statement from the presidency did not give reasons for his removal but it came after explicit video clips of the minister were leaked on Twitter, Facebook and shared via Whatsapp.

The said man in the video purported to be Mabumba was seen fondling himself while on live WhatsApp video with a woman in Zambia.

It only said Lungu “had terminated the appointment of Minister of General Education… with immediate effect”.

David Mabumba, 49, was appointed to the cabinet in 2016.

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.

Mabumba previously served as energy minister and has now been replaced at the ministry of education by Dennis Wanchinga.

He has not commented on the sex videos as well as his dismissal on Wednesday. — NNN-AGENCIES