Sata now fires convicted Masumba

File: Sata campaigning for Masumba during by-elections

File: Sata campaigning for Masumba during by-elections

President Michael Chilufya Sata has with immediate effect fired convicted Steven Masumba from his government as Sports Deputy Minister.

In a brief statement issued by his Press Secretary George Chellah Thursday afternoon, November 21, 2013, President Sata thanked Masumba for the services he rendered to the government and wished him success in his future endeavours.

Masumba was this week on Monday convicted for having forget an Accountancy certificate from NIPA which he used get a job. He was remanded at Kamwala Prison before he was sentenced to one year imprisonment.

The Mufumber Parliamentarian was given a 1o, 000 cash bail pending appeal in the High Court.