Tanzania fires 10,000 civil servants over fake skills

GERMAN PRESS AGENCY - DPA
DAR ES SALAAM
Published 28.04.2017 21:40

Tanzanian President John Magufuli fired almost 10,000 civil servants because they had forged their educational qualifications.

Magufuli 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 dismissed civil servants would have to defend themselves in court, the president said.

About 3,000 other civil servants were suspended while their certificates were being verified.

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