Malawi president sacks army chief

Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday fired the country’s army chief whose men have in recent months protected demonstrators protesting against the fraudulent election that returned the president to office.

A statement from the presidency said said General Vincent Nundwe was replaced by the former air force commander, Major General Andrew Namanthanga.

Nundwe will be assigned to other duties in the public service,the statement said.

The move comes days after Mutharika dissolved his cabinet,his latest political move after his May re-election was annulled over irregularities.