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Magufuli tired of sending condolences over road accidents, sacks minister

Tanzania President John Magufuli has sacked his Home Affairs minister after an increase of road accidents in the country.

Dr Magufuli said he is tired of sending condolences to the affected families as the minister kept sleeping on his job.

He sent Mwigulu Nchemba parking and replaced him with Mwibara MP, Kangi Lugola.

While swearing in new members of his cabinet on Tuesday at Dar es Salaam State House after a cabinet reshuffle, the president gave 13 reasons why he sacked the Home Affairs minister.


He described Dr Nchemba as not competent enough to deliver on the responsibilities bestowed on him.

“I am sick and tired of sending condolences, every day accidents happen and no one seems concerned except me. Even the Home Affairs Minister never bothers to send his condolences or attend funerals. Am sick and tired of doing this.

“For instance in Mbeya, 40 people are already dead in a span of two weeks. No actions has been taken even if it means sacking the Provincial Police Commander (RPC) or the Traffic Road Commander (RTO). That is not my job but the Ministers and the permanent secretary…” an irritated Magufuli said while addressing the gathering.