Malawi’s cabinet sacked

By Lelethu Mquqo
21 August 2011

Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has sacked his 42-member cabinet.

Mutharika has since taken over all portfolios weeks after deadly anti-government riots killed 19 people.

No reason was given for the sacking of the cabinet which Mutharika appointed in 2009 soon after his re-election.

Mutharika is under fire over chronic fuel and foreign exchange shortages and is also accused of infringing democratic freedoms.


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