Tanzanian President, John Magufuli, has sacked the Home Affairs Minister, Charles Kitwanga, accused of attending parliament while under the influence of alcohol.
The minister, Kitwanga, had showed up in parliament and responded to questions while drunk, the President’s office said in a statement.
It did not provide additional details on the incident or when it took place.
The former minister could not be immediately reached for comment.
Magufuli was sworn in in November, 2015 and has made addressing corruption and government inefficiency a cornerstone of his administration.
After he assumed office, he made his intentions clear in his first speech to parliament.
“I’m telling government officers who are lazy and negligent to be prepared: They were tolerated for a long time. This is the end,” Magufuli warned.
Tanzanians are big fans of the President, who is nicknamed “The Bulldozer.”
Since sweeping to victory last year, he has slashed Cabinet positions, merged some ministries and sacked tainted officials, including the nation’s anti-corruption chief.
His reforms have inspired one of the country’s most enduring hashtags –#WhatWouldMaugufuliDo– which citizens use to mimic his no-frills approach for comic effect.
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