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Zambia President Sacks Health Minister

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Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has announced the dismissal of Health Minister, Chitalu Chilufya, who was arrested in June for corruption but was later cleared.

Mr Chilufya was charged with four counts of being in possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime. He was cleared for lack of evidence and resumed his duties.

However, President Lungu on Sunday gave no reason for the minister’s dismissal but said the decision took effect immediately.

It was also gathered that there have been reports that the health ministry has been rocked by a string of corruption allegations, the latest being the supply of $17m worth of faulty condoms and surgical gloves.

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