Zambian leader Edgar Lungu on Wednesday fired his education minister, David Mabumba, the presidency said, after nude video clips 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.
It only said Lungu “had terminated the appointment of Minister of General Education… with immediate effect”.
The Minister was seen in the video fondling himself while on live WhatsApp video with a woman.
The video has since generated a lot of controversy and debate in the country and around Africa.
While the Minister is yet to comment on the video, police in the country are now investigating the circulation.
David Mabumba, 49, was appointed to the cabinet in 2016. Mabumba has been replaced by Dennis Wanchinga.