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Police in Malawi have arrested 11 ex-ministers and senior officials in connection with an alleged coup plot.
Among those arrested is Peter Mutharika -- the brother of the late leader and his heir apparent -- and the current Economic Planning Minister, Goodall Gondwe.
Those arrested were named in a recent commission of inquiry report into the death of former president Bingu wa Mutharika last year.
There have been allegations that they tried to prevent Joyce Banda from become president.
Nathan Chiume, an independent political analyst, spoke to RFI's Michel Arseneault