The State owned Herald reports Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube has fired Acie Mutumanje Lumumba, as chairman of the Communications Taskforce in the ministry, three days after his appointment.
The Herald says a source who refused to named and quoted confirmed the development. Lumumba’s appointment was criticised by Zanu-PF members and Information Deputy Minister Energy Mutodi who said Lumumba’s appointment undermined his ministry.
Yesterday, Government through the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services seemingly distanced Ncube from Lumumba, real name William Gerald Mutumanje. The Information Ministry said that Ncube does not have spokesperson outside of the government and said that Lumumba’s appointment was yet to come into effect as the Minister was still formalising the requirements of the Civil Service Commission and the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (PRAZ), formerly the State Procurement Board (SPB).
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