Charles Mchacha, Malawi’s former irrigation minister was arrested for paying his honeymoon expenses with public funds.
He is alleged to have used ministry money for a top hotel suite for him and his bride in Blantyre after their wedding.
Two other senior government officials were also arrested by the anti-corruption agency, the Malawi Nation newspaper said in a Tweet:
Charles Mchacha was Minister of Irrigation and Water Development in ex-President Peter Mutharika’s administration.
According to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), all three will be charged with abuse of office, neglect of duty and theft.
The three officials have denied all the allegations.