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Written by on July 2, 2020

The lawyer who represented Malawi’s new president Lazarus Chakwera in annulling the last election has turned down the post of justice minister, according to Malawi’s Daily Times newspaper.

Mordecai Msiska was the lead lawyer in the case that annulled the presidential election in December.

Mr Chakwera went on to win the re-run of the election which was held on 21 June and reportedly subsequently offered Mr Msiska the job.

Still in Foreign News, Zimbabwe has announced it will partially reopen its tourism industry, one of the sectors worst affected by a three-month long lockdown.

Restaurants were previously only allowed to serve take-aways. They will now be allowed to serve sitting customers but at only half of their licensed capacity.

National parks and local safari and hunting operations are now also allowed to reopen.

Zimbabwe’s economy relies heavily on international tourism, which generates close to 1 billion US dollars from more than two million tourists arrivals each year.

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