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    Zaire President Moburtu Sese Seko, last week in Kinshasa, dismissed Civil Service Minister Ntita Tshisambo for "shameless tribalism" and reshuffled five other posts in the government.

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    Zaire President Moburtu Sese Seko, last week in Kinshasa, dismissed Civil Service Minister Ntita Tshisambo for "shameless tribalism" and reshuffled five other posts in the government.

    According to the National News Agency, AZAP, Mr. Tshisambo "made appointments in his department that were characterised by shameless tribalism." Eighty per cent of appointments ordered in the Department by the former minister have been revoked, it was reported.

    The reshuffled cabinet includes 21 ministers and two deputy ministers.

    SYNOPSIS: In Kinshasa last week, an extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet was called by President Mobutu Sese Seko. The meeting was to be the first following the President's announcement of a cabinet dismissal and reshuffle. Civil Service Minister Ntita Tshisambo was dismissed for what was called "shameless tribalism." Five other posts in the government were reshuffled. The reshuffled cabinet includes twenty-one ministers and two Deputy ministers. According to the National News Agency, Mr. Tshisambo "made appointments in his department that were characterised by shameless tribalism." Eighty per cent of appointments ordered in the Department by the former minister have been revoked by the President.

    This was the first opportunity for many of the ministers to meet each other in their new capacities.

    As the ministers gathered around the conference table, President Mobutu Sese Seko arrived. he greeted the ministers and congratulated those who had been reassigned. The government reshuffle had affected several key posts.

    The cabinet changes include the following: Kabwita Nyamabu, former Minister for Building Property becomes Justice Minister. Tshibangu Muyembe Kanza, former Justice Minister, becomes Energy Minister. Mafema Nganzey, former Minister for Education, becomes Minister for Building and Property. Mabolia Inengo, former Deputy Education Minister, becomes Education Minister. Easongo Mutuale, former Transport and Communications Minister, becomes Civil Service Minister.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA20KXDJDG7XQ0FIZXWLV49IMJJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA20KXDJDG7XQ0FIZXWLV49IMJJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
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    N/A

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