Burundian defence minister fired: government spokesman

Whatapp News

BUJUMBURA  – Burundian Defence Minister Pontien Gaciyubwenge has been dismissed five days after a failed military coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza, government spokesman Gervais Abayeho said on Monday.

In a text message, Abayeho said Nkurunziza, who is bidding for a controversial third term in power, did not need to explain his decision. “Constitution gives him powers to (do) so,” he said.

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