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A former minister in Malawi has been arrested for allegedly paying for his honeymoon with public funds.

Charles Mchacha, who was the irrigation minister in ex-President Peter Mutharika’s administration, is alleged to have used ministry money for a top hotel suite for him and his bride in Blantyre after their wedding.

Malawi’s Nation newspaper tweeted that two other senior government officials were also arrested by the anti-corruption agency:

“Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested former Minister of Irrigation and Water Development, Charles Mchacha, Principal Secretary for Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development, Henrie Njoloma and Moses Mwenye, Acting CEO for Lilongwe Water Board.”

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says all three will be charged with abuse of office, neglect of duty and theft.

They have all denied any wrongdoing.


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