Malawi ex-minister arrested for using public money for honeymoon

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.

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The three officials have denied all the allegations.

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