former Malawian finance minister and central bank boss arrested

Malawi: former finance minister and central bank boss arrested

Former Malawian Finance Minister Joseph Mwanamveka and former central bank boss Dalitso Kabambe have been arrested by police on charges of abuse of office and fraudulent accounting.

A police spokesman said the two, while serving in their respective positions, allegedly procured and masterminded the falsification of financial records with intent to help Malawi secure a loan from the International Monetary Fund.

The two deny wrongdoing, calling the arrest a political witch-hunt.

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In recent days, both men have expressed an interest in running for the presidency in the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party, with a view to challenge President Lazarus Chakwera, whose term of office ends in 2025, BBC News reports.

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