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Lungu fires Mutati

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has fired MMD faction leader Felix Mutati.

According to Smart Eagles, a PF social media outlet, President Lungu has replaced Mutati with Lunte member of parliament Mutotowe Kafwaya.

A couple of months ago, President Lungu demoted Mutati as finance minister, replacing him with Margaret Mwanakatwe.

The Head of State assigned Mutati to the Ministry of Works and Supply in a move widely believed was precipitated by a souring of their relationship.

President Lungu initially appointed Mutati finance minister in 2016 following a loose electoral working relationship after the latter, with support of former president Rupiah Banda, allegedly illegally grabbed MMD from Nevers Mumba through a convention dubbed illegal.

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