Malawi leader dissolves entire cabinet as stench of corruption grows

LILONGWE, Malawi – Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has dissolved the country’s entire cabinet after some of his ministers were accused of corruption, he said in an address to the nation late on Monday.

He has said he would look to reinstate a new cabinet in the next two days.

Chakwera has been facing growing street protests by critics who say he has allowed corruption and nepotism to define his time in office following his election in June 2020.

In is address, Chakwera said he would reverse a decision by his attorney general Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda to grant amnesty to government officials linked to corruption, including some members of his now dissolved cabinet.

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