Joyce Banda ‘wanted’

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

LILONGWE: Malawi has is­sued an ar­rest war­rant for its for­mer pres­i­dent Joyce Banda over al­leged abuse of of­fice and money laun­der­ing when she was in of­fice, a po­lice spokesper­son said yes­ter­day.

The al­leged of­fences were part of a wider cor­rup­tion scan­dal un­cov­ered in 2013, in which se­nior gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials si­phoned mil­lions of dol­lars from state cof­fers.

Banda, who was Malawi’s pres­i­dent for two years from 2012, left the coun­try when she lost in elec­tions to in­cum­bent Peter Mutharika in 2014 and has not re­turned. It is not clear where she is presently. Reuters

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