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Vol 52 No 21

Published 21st October 2011


Zambia

The President starts purging

After his presidential victory, long-time oppositionist Michael Sata is sacking his predecessor’s key officials in the name of clean government

During his presidential campaign, Michael Chilufya Sata told electors: ‘I am allergic to corruption.’ After he won, he quickly set about trying to prove it. Anti-corruption rhetoric is always good politics in opposition but few governments meet the expectations they raise. Sata argues that the government led by his predecessor, Rupiah Bwezani Banda, was irredeemably corrupt and a clean-out was needed (AC Vol 52 20).

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