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    Zimbabwe Expels Foul Mouthed Malawian Diplomat Blantyre (Malawi) (African Eye News Service, October 19, 1999) - Zimbabwe has expelled a Malawi diplomat for
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      Zimbabwe Expels Foul Mouthed Malawian Diplomat

      Blantyre (Malawi) (African Eye News Service, October 19, 1999) - Zimbabwe
      has expelled a Malawi diplomat for making "unpalatable utterances", Malawi's
      Foreign Affairs department confirmed on Tuesday.

      Malawi under secretary of political affairs to Zimbabwe, Martin Kaluluma Phiri,
      has been given four days to leave the country after apparently insulting senior
      government officials.

      It is still unclear exactly what Phiri said. He has served as political under secretary
      at Malawi's embassy in Harare since 1996.

      Foreign Affairs officials said on Tuesday that the Malawi government had already
      informed Phiri that it would investigate his conduct with a view to disciplinary
      action and possible dismissal from government.

      The incident comes barely a week after Foreign Affairs and International
      Development Minister Brown Mpinganjira admonished Malawian diplomats for
      "extravagance" and "un-Malawian" behaviour.

      Speaking after veteran diplomat Ron Nkomba had given him a paper on the
      importance of etiquette in foreign postings, Mpinganjira said it was shameful for
      Malawian diplomats to be expelled on charges of misconduct.

      He warned that any diplomat expelled for bad behaviour would be summarily
      dismissed and blacklisted from future government service.
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