After humiliating him twice in public, president Michael Sata has finally fired Secretary to Cabinet, Joshua Kanganja.
Kanganja was given the letter of dismissal on Friday December 23, 2011.
Sata has in the last 93 days accused Kanganja of leaking information and going to State house meetings late.
Kanganja took over as Secretary to Cabinet in 2004 from Lesley Mbula who was sent as High Commissioner to South Africa by his late nephew Levy Mwanawasa.
It is not yet clear who will take over from Kanganja but whoever it will be will have to be ratified by parliament.