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Tanzania scandal claims new victim

The Independent Power Tanzania Limited (IPTL) scandal has claimed another victim with the resignation of energy and minerals minister Sospeter Muhongo, the third cabinet minister to go since the latest round of allegations emerged late last year. In December, attorney-general Frederick Werema resigned and President Jakaya Kikwete sacked lands minister Anna Tibaijuka for accepting almost $1m from an IPTL shareholder.In late November, a report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chaired by outspoken MP Zitto Kabwe called for Muhongo and prime minister Mizengo Pinda to resign.

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