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The Governor of Sud Kivu province in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been dismissed by the State assembly.
Theo Ngwabidje was voted out in a motion of no confidence with several accusations made including poor governance.
The assembly session was held amid a clash between the police and members of the public who were outside the assembly building in the provincial capital Bukavu.
The session was attended by 33 representatives, 28 of whom voted for the governor’s dismissal.
Mr Ngwabidje has been asked to submit his resignation to the president within 48 hours.
Sud Kivu has suffered insecurity like most of eastern DR Congo because of the presence of armed rebels.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK