BLANTYRE--Presidential Press Secretary Steve Nhlane has dismissed rumours circulating in the social media that Malawi President Joyce Banda has sacked the head of the civil service Bright Msaka
"The reports are a total fabrication and those circulating them have their own hidden agendas for doing so," said Nhlane, adding: "This must be the work of some mischievous people."
News of the sacking of the former diplomat and lawyer went viral on social networking sites prompting State House to issue the rather unusual refutal.
Nhlane said State House was forced to issue the statement because his office was inundated with calls from the media seeking clarification of the same.
Msaka has worked with all the three presidents that came into office following the re-introduction of multiparty politics in 1994.
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