Ex-min­is­ter held for graft

The Star Early Edition - - INTERNATIONAL -

MALAWI’S graft-bust­ing body, the Anti Cor­rup­tion Bureau, yes­ter­day ar­rested former agri­cul­ture min­is­ter Ge­orge Chaponda, who has been un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion for cor­rup­tion. Chaponda was al­legedly in­volved in procur­ing maize from neigh­bour­ing Zam­bia by du­bi­ous means. He was re­cently fired as agri­cul­ture min­is­ter by Pres­i­dent Pe­ter Mutharika to pave way for the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Ac­cord­ing to the gov­ern­ment’s of­fi­cial so­cial me­dia page, Of­fi­cial Malawi Gov­ern­ment On­line, Chaponda will ap­pear in court soon. – Xin­hua

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