The court hearing of former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang, who faces charges of fraud and money laundering, has been postponed until Jan. 18, a member of his legal team said on Thursday.
Mozambique has indicted 18 citizens for their involvement in fraud involving $2 billion in loans to state-owned companies, the attorney general’s office (AGO) said on Monday, in a scandal that has ensnared two major international banks.
The wife of a South African who was identified by Mozambique prosecutors this week as a leader of a jihadist group, on Saturday dismissed the allegations against her husband as “nonsense”.
The wife of Andre Hanekom, a South African citizen who’s been arrested in Mozambique, says authorities there aren’t allowing her to have any contact with her husband.
The Department of International Relations says a South African citizen who’s been arrested in Mozambique on suspicion of being involved in extremist activities will have to face the justice system there.