MASAITI district commissioner Nerbet Matatiyo has been fired for alleged misconduct less than a year after being appointed by President Edgar Lungu.
Mr. Matatiyo confirmed the development to the Daily Nation yesterday but said he was yet to receive the dismissal letter from the appointing authority.
He said he would wait for official communication on his dismissal because he had just heard that he had been fired, saying without a letter confirming his fate, he was not in a position to give details of the development.
“Yes. I have been fired. I have not been served with a letter of my dismissal but I have just been told so. For now, I will not comment further on this issue and will wait until I am served with a letter,” Mr. Matatiyo said.
However, sources within the district administration told the Daily Nation that Mr. Matatiyo had been a shadow of himself since he received the news of his dismissal and that he attempted to seek the indulgence of Copperbelt permanent secretary Howard Sikwela with the hope of having the decision reversed.
“The man looks confused. He began telling all those around him about the bad news he had received via his mobile phone. He even appproached other senior government officials whom he asked to contact Lusaka to help ascertain his status, unfortunately the officials also confirmed that he had been dismissed.’’