Nape Nnauye’s sack came in a day after a report was published by an inquiry he set up to investigate Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda who was accused of storming the studios of a private radio and television station last week with armed policemen to threaten workers over a television programme.
Nnauye confirmed that he was not consulted before his replacement but thanked the president for his trust and cooperation during his one year as minister, the report added.
The committee formed by the former minister found Makonda guilty and recommended measures be taken against him.
President Magufuli rejected calls by the public to dismiss Paul Makonda on Monday, which was the day the committe was formed.
A new minister has been announced. President Magufuli announed Dr Harrison Mwakyembe as the new minister. He was previously the Constitution and Justice Minister.