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Vol 64 No 22

Published 2nd November 2023


UK cops in court

Government law officers have been so slow to summon witnesses to appear in trials brought by the Anti-Corruption Bureau that witnesses from Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) appeared in court without formal invitations. Attorney-General Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda did not grant the ACB's request to invite the UK's formal cooperation in the case against British/Malawian businessman Zuneth Sattar, who was first arrested in the UK, a court heard. The ACB arranged for the British officers to come anyway. It was Nyirenda who issued Sattar with a much-criticised and later withdrawn amnesty.

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