Minister of Civic Education and National Unity Timothy Mtambo says he has been forced to accept the resignation of his personal aide due to a public uproar in social media platforms.
Lyson Sibande, a social media activist was on Wednesday forced to resign after a social media storm following Tonse Alliance accusations that he was a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadet.
Mtambo said he respected Sibande’s decision to resign following the barrage of criticism and said people should take responsibility of what they say, write and own their past.
“I have worked with him at CFT and he proved to be good that is why I picked him for this task. It is unfortunate that things have turned this way,” he said.
However, some people have taken up on the same social media platforms to condemn the Tonse Alliance social activists for blocking Sibande from taking up the job, saying this was the same mentality which the DPP cadets had in blocking people deemed opposition members from taking government jobs.