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Vol 57 No 2

Published 22nd January 2016


Malawi

Banda on the run

Ex-President Joyce Banda is being investigated after she was repeatedly named in connection with the Cashgate affair in court, the Anti-Corruption Bureau has announced. It has not ordered her to return to Malawi to answer questions, however. A succession of witnesses and defendants in trials for money-laundering and theft of government funds, as well in the case of the attempted murder of ex- National Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo, named her as the central figure in the US$60 million fraud. She denies everything and claims she has not returned to Malawi in 18 months only because she fears for her life.

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