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Malawi President: Impeachment Will Not Stop Anti-Corruption Moves


Malawi's President, Bingu wa Mutharika, says a motion in parliament to impeach him will not stop his campaign against corruption.

Addressing a church service Sunday, Mr. wa Mutharika said there are those in parliament who want to remove him from office because of his anti-corruption campaign. But he said no threat of impeachment would stop his so-called "zero tolerance" policy.

On Friday, the speaker of parliament, Louis Chimango, introduced an impeachment motion charging him with ignoring the constitution in setting up his own party and with misuse of public funds.

Mr. wa Mutharika, a former economist, has won praise from donor nations and aid agencies for his efforts to adopt economic reforms and stamp out corruption.

Some information for this report provided by AP, Reuters

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