BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi's president has sacked her Cabinet in the wake of reports of worsening corruption in her government.
A statement signed by presidential press secretary Steven Nhlane says President Joyce Banda dissolved the Cabinet on Thursday and will announce a new one "in due course."
The dissolution comes amid revelations of high-level corruption and plunder of government money following the shooting three weeks ago of Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo, who was taken to South Africa to be treated for his injuries.
Banda has said Mphwiyo was targeted because of his efforts to curb graft.
Corruption is endemic in Malawi, which ranks among Africa's poorest countries. The former director of public prosecution, Fahad Assani, has said over 30 per cent of the national budget is lost through corruption.
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