South African Justice Minister Ronald Lamola's decision to halt the extradition of former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang to his home country means he could instead be extradited to the U.S. to face corruption charges there. Chang has been in custody in South Africa since December 2018 when he was arrested for his alleged involvement in financial crimes totalling U.S.$2 billion.
Extradition of Former Mozambique Finance Minister Halted
SAnews.gov.za, 14 July 2019
Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has authorised his Director General Vusi Madonsela to file papers opposing former Mozambique Finance Minister Manuel… Read more »
Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang appears in court during an extradition hearing in Johannesburg (file photo).
Is South Africa Finally Putting the Law Above Politics?
ISS, 18 July 2019
South Africa's new justice minister Ronald Lamola has shown a creditable commitment to the rule of law rather than political solidarity with former liberation movements. He has… Read more »
Ex-Mozambican Finance Minister's Extradition Halted
News24Wire, 13 July 2019
The extradition of former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang has been halted, after it emerged that Chang enjoys double immunity under Mozambican law. Read more »
Mozambique's Former Finance Minister Chang Could Be Heading for Rendezvous With U.S. Justice System
Daily Maverick, 15 July 2019
New Justice Minister Ronald Lamola's decision to halt the extradition of former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang to his home country means he could instead now be… Read more »
Legal Actions on Secret Debt in Maputo and South African Court
Mozambique News Reports And Clippings, 12 July 2019
Officials in Mozambique who violated the law in contracting the secret debts may be sued, Deputy Attorney-General Angelo Matusse told journalists. (Lusa 10 July). The Budget… Read more »
The U.S. is up in arms over South Africa's decision to extradite former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang back to his country, after his arrest at OR International Airport ... Read more »
The United States says it expects South African authorities to hand over Mozambique's former finance minister, Manuel Chang, despite a separate request from Mozambique. Both ... Read more »
Manuel Chang had been red-flagged by Interpol and is wanted by the United States for his alleged involvement in financial crimes totalling U.S.$2 billion. Read more »
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