#Malawi finance minister, justice minister likely to lose jobs


Malawi’s Finance Minister Ken Lipenga and Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara are likely not going to come back into cabinet when President Joyce Banda’s appoints a new team, sources close to the presidency have revealed.

Banda sacked her entire cabinet on Thursday evening in response to a financial scandal involving some ministers and top civil servants, which caused treasury to shut down its payment system.

She met her cabinet on Thursday at the lake re resort of Mangochi where insiders said she informed her team that she had lost faith in them and was sacking them.

“Lipenga will not come back because this has happened on his watch and Kasambara will not come back but the reasons for him are not clear but its anybody’s guess..” said the insider.

About 10 junior government officials have been arrested so far for suspected graft, with police saying they have recovered tens of millions…

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