- Aug 4, 2008
The government has come under fire from the opposition for allegedly hiding information and failing to take the disease seriously.
He said he had secretly had a variety of animals, fruits and vehicle oil tested at the laboratory.
According to Magufuli, a papaya, a quail and a goat tested positive and he suspects a "dirty game" in the laboratory.
"That means there is possibility for technical errors or these imported reagents have issues. Probably, the technicians are also bought to mislead."
Magufuli was swearing in the new Minister for Constitution and Legal Affairs Mwigulu Nchemba, and urged him to "go and investigate if there is criminal possibility at the national laboratory and take action".