Acie Mutumanje Lumumba Fired

Presidents administration was Monday ridiculed as farcical after it backtracked on the controversial appointment of a finance ministry spokesman whose social media corruption allegations forced the prompt suspension of senior central bank staff.

Acie Mutumanje Lumumba, who was appointed as chairman of the Communications Taskforce in the ministry,has been fired three days after his appointment.

Lumumba was last Friday appointed chairperson of a so-called communications task-force for the treasury by finance minister Prof Mthuli Ncube.

Following his appointment, Lumumba hit the ground running and in a live video that went viral on the social media platforms, announced that Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe directors were feeding the black market with bond notes.

He went on to name Mirirai Chiwenga, Norman Mataruka, Gresham Muradzikwa and Azvinandawa Saburi as the chief culprits behind parallel markets nefarious activities.

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