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Vol 62 No 18

Published 9th September 2021


Mega fraud trial grips nation

A live stream of the court hearings on the $2 billion hidden loans scandal yields drama and spotlights a distinctly uncomfortable President Nyusi

The criminal trial in Maputo of many of the state and ruling party officials accused of involvement in the creation and theft of part of the US$2 billion borrowed to finance bogus maritime projects enters its third week with the public glued to their screens. The live stream of proceedings at Maputo's central prison is the first unfiltered view of the internal machinations of the government independent Mozambique has ever seen.

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