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President Of Burundi Set To Fire Government Officials With Concubines

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The President of Burundi, Évariste Ndayishimiye is set to fire all married government officials who have concubines or are involved in extra-marital affairs.

It was gathered that the directive was masterminded by the Minister for Internal Security, Gervais Ndirakobuca as a way of bringing sanity into the country starting from the top.

According to the directive, every married government official who has concubines commonly referred to as 'side chicks' faces the sack.

In essence, all married government officials with ‘illegal unions’ outside their marriage would be dismissed.

It was gathered that this directive is in honour of late Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, a born-again Christian, who announced his great plan to moralize society in May 2017.

He passed a law requiring couples within the country to get married by December 2017 or face legal consequences.

According to him, there was a population explosion in the country caused by men dating many girls simultaneously and impregnating them.

“We want Burundians to understand that everyone is responsible for his life, we want order in this country,” then-Interior ministry spokesman Terence Ntahiraja said.

The move has no doubt sparked a debate on social media. While some citizens welcomed the development, some people were not quite impressed, as they opined that government should focus more on fighting corruption rather than interfering in extramarital affairs.

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