Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has sacked his entire cabinet over corruption concerns.
“I have dissolved my entire Cabinet effective immediately, and all the functions of Cabinet revert to my office until I announce a reconfigured Cabinet in two days,” said Lazarus Chakwera in a televised address late Monday.
Chakwera said the new Cabinet will exclude the current lands minister, Kezzie Msukwa, who is being pursued by the Anti-Corruption Bureau on corruption-related charges.
“This will allow him to answer the corruption charges he is facing in court and clear his name there,” the president said.
Three ministers are facing charges including the minister of lands who was arrested last month in a bribery case.
The labour minister has been accused of diverting Covid funds and the energy minister of meddling with fuel deals. All have denied the allegations.
Mr Chakwera was elected in 2020 promising to fight corruption.
Last week two powerful church groups told him he was not doing enough to tackle the problem.