South Africa’s new justice minister plans to apply to overturn his predecessor’s decision to send an arrested former Mozambican finance minister back home, according to documents seen Saturday.
South Africa will extradite Mozambique’s former Finance Minister Manuel Chang, who has been held since December on a United State arrest warrant, to face corruption charges.
A South African court ruled that a Mozambican ex-finance minister held since December on a US arrest warrant can be extradited to either the United States or his home country.
A South African court has ruled that Mozambique’s former finance minister Manuel Chang can be extradited to the United States, where he is wanted on charges related to a $2 billion debt scandal, one of Chang’s lawyers said on Monday.
Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang was denied bail by a South African court on Friday, meaning he will remain in custody for now pending an extradition hearing over charges relating to $2billion in fraudulent loans.