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Heat on Bingu wa Mutharika

Ulemu Teputepu | 29 July, 2011 00:34
Protestors take to the streets of Malawi's commercial capital Blantyre
Protestors take to the streets of Malawi's commercial capital Blantyre, July 20, 2011. Riots broke out in several cities in Malawi on Wednesday after police tried to disperse protesters demanding the resignation of President Bingu wa Mutharika, whom they accuse of ignoring civil liberties and trashing the economy.
Image by: Eldson Chagara/REUTERS / REUTERS

Some ruling party members of parliament in Malawi have turned against President Bingu wa Mutharika and say they plan to have him impeached because he is acting in "bad faith".

Five members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party are leading the revolt.
"We warn the president to abandon the path he has taken or it would be suicidal for parliamentary candidates to stand on a DPP ticket but he did not listen," said MP Jeffrey Ntelemu.
At least 19 people were killed during demo s against bad governance and persistent fuel and foreign exchange shortages. Two weeks ago the DPP expelled five MPs who accused the president of bad governance

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