Wednesday, 11 April 2012


President Joyce Banda axe  is on a roll chopping who ever was against her when she was fired from the then ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
Without wasting time Banda started firing top government officials  before the burial of her boss late President Bingu wa Mutharika.
 After firing Inspector General of police, controversial   Information Minister Patricia Kaliati and MBC Director General Bright Malopa have become the next victims since Banda was sworn in as president.
Kaliati has been replaced with MP Moses Kumkuyu and Dr. Benson Tembo took over as as MBC Director General.
The firing of Kaliati did not come as a surprise to most Malawians as she had been vocal against Banda all the time.
Recently Kaliati attacked Banda for being ambitious and focusing on the presidency when  Mutharika passed away.
She later retracted her statements and ask for forgiveness, without being specific  Kaliati further blamed other DPP officials for betraying her.
Malopa has been accused by both civil society and opposition parties for using the public broadcaster MBC to promote DPP.
Despite the two one of the top government officials who has been shown the exit is the secretary to the Treasurer Joseph Mwanamveka  who has been replaced by Radson  Mwadiwa.
This is the first time that Mr. Kumkuyu has made it into cabinet while Dr. Tembo has returned to a position he is very familiar with.
He was the first Director General of Television Malawi during the UDF government.
The changes are just the beginning of a major shakeup that will affect the cabinet and other government positions.

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