(Bloomberg) --

Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera fired his entire cabinet after one of his ministers was accused of corruption.

New ministers will be appointed later this week, Chakwera said in an emailed statement. The reconfigured cabinet will exclude Lands Minister Kezzie Msukwa, to allow him to focus on efforts to clear his name after facing accusations of graft, he said.

The dismissals were announced a day after local media including Malawi24.com reported that Anti-Corruption Bureau Director-General Martha Chizuma had alleged high-level corruption in the government and her efforts to root out graft are being impeded by members of the judiciary. 

Earlier this month, Attorney General Thabo Chakaka-Nyirenda announced a 60-day amnesty to people who are prepared to return money obtained from the government by corrupt means.

 

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