Former Mozambique finance minister may face trial for deals worth billions

Former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang faces the prospect of being extradited to the US to face trial after a South African court ruled against him being sent to his home country. Chang’s fate is now with South African Justice Minister Ronald Lamola after the court set aside his predecessor’s decision to extradite him to […]

Lamola asked to rule on extradition of Mozambique’s ex-finmin

The High Court on Friday revoked a previous decision to extradite to Mozambique its former finance minister Manuel Chang, wanted in relation to a $2-billion debt scandal there that plunged the country’s economy into crisis. Both the United States and Mozambique are seeking the extradition of Chang, whose has been in custody in South Africa […]

Mozambique NGO wants Manuel Chang extradition ruling to be set aside & reviewed

Mozambican NGO Forum de Monitoria do Orcamento (FMO) has told the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg that a ruling from a magistrate as well as the former justice minister’s decision on the extradition of former Mozambican finance minister, Manuel Chang, should be set aside and reviewed. “The forum submits that the decision by the magistrate […]

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Maputo to fight for the extradition of ex-finance minister from SA over debt scandal

Mozambique’s government is to fight for the extradition from South Africa of former finance minister Manuel Chang, who the US is seeking to put on trial, according to a letter from a law firm seen by Reuters. Chang has been in custody in South Africa since his arrest in December at the request of the […]

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SA mulls revoking extradition of ex-Mozambique minister

Justice minister Ronald Lamola plans to apply to overturn his predecessor’s decision to send an arrested former Mozambican finance minister back home, according to documents seen on Saturday. Manuel Chang has been held in South Africa since December at the request of US authorities over alleged involvement in $2-billion of fraudulent loans to Mozambique state […]

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Former Mozambican finance minister wanted in the US

Former Mozambican finance minister wanted in the US. This is to allow Magistrate Sagra Subroyen to first deliver judgment on the 63-year-old’s bail application on February 15. Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang‘s extradition case has been postponed in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court to February 26. Chang, who served as the minister of finance between […]

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SA arrests Mozambique’s ex-finance minister for extradition to US

A former finance minister of Mozambique, who accredited secret loans that plunged the nation right into a disaster, has been arrested in South Africa awaiting extradition to the USA, police stated Monday. Manuel Chang, 63, was “arrested on Saturday for… USA extradition”, nationwide police spokesman Vishnu Naidoo instructed AFP. “He’s showing at this time at […]