Bophani, Aironi, Sembereka: Casualties in govt shake-up

A first list of casualties in “disappointments” has been drawn after President Peter Mutharika announced new appointments in government positions with Police deputy chief Nelson Bophani being replaced on Sunday.

Mutharika has replaced deputy inspector general (IG) of police (operations) Bophani with Lexten Kachama.

But Bophani claimed on Sunday he is “in the dark” regarding his duties.

Bophani: In the dark
Bophani: In the dark

Bophani said he had not received communication from Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) regarding his next posting or whether he is fired.

In a statement signed by Chief Secretary to Government Hawa Ndilowe, the OPC said the President has appointed Kachama deputy IG responsible for operations.

The statement did not indicate status of Bophani and Ndilowe could not immediately comment on why Bophani has been replaced or his next posting.

Also facing the axe is Joseph Aironi who was head of the National Intelligence Service.

Ndilowe’s statement said Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokesman Nicholous Dausi has been appointed in that position.

Another casualty is at State House where Reverend McDonald Sembereka’s position of special assistant on Non-Governmental Organisations has been filled by Mabvuto Bamusi.

The appointments are “with immediate effect.”

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