Zambia's president replaces anti-corruption chief

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Michael Sata - 25/9/11Image source, AFP
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Mr Sata has got rid of several top officials since his poll victory

Zambia's newly elected President Michael Sata has dismissed the head of the country's anti-corruption watchdog.

A presidential statement said Godfrey Kayukwa would be replaced by Rosewin Wandi, without giving further details.

Mr Kayukwa is considered to be a close aide to former President Rupiah Banda, who lost last month's tightly-contested elections to Mr Sata.

During the campaign, Mr Sata pledged to stem out corruption among government officials.

And during the swearing-in ceremony last week he said: "Corruption has been a scourge in this country and there is a wide link between corruption and poverty."

The previous government was criticised for not being tough on tackling graft.

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