9,932 civil servants sacked over fake qualifications by Tanzania President
Tanzania President John Magufuli on Friday fired 9,932 civil servants
over forged educational qualifications.
The president made the announcement on state television after an
investigative task force found that 9,932 government workers
presented fake qualifications when they were employed.
The president said the dismissed civil servants would have to defend
themselves in court.
Magufuli said, “They are thieves like any other thieves. … You cannot
perform if you don’t have deserving qualifications.’’
About 3,000 other civil servants were suspended while their certificates
were being verified.
The task force investigates the educational certificates of 435,000 civil
servants throughout the East African nation.