Burundi: president Ndayishimiye sacks PM after coup claim

Burundi: president Ndayishimiye sacks PM after coup claim

Burundi’s president Évariste Ndayishimiye has sacked Prime Minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni days after he claimed unnamed “powerful people” were plotting a coup against him, media reported.

In a unanimous vote in parliament on Wednesday morning, all 113 ruling MPs voted in favour of President Évariste Ndayishimiye’s proposal to dismiss Mr Bunyoni.

President Ndayishimiye said last week that he would defeat people plotting against him.

The current interior minister, Gervais Ndirakobuca, is now the new prime minister.

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