Malawian Vice President Saulos Chilima has been arrested on fees that he permitted cash in change for granting executive contracts, the rustic’s anti-corruption company stated.
He’s accused of taking $280,000 (£230,000) from a British businessman “and different issues,” the commentary stated.
Mr. Chilima, who has now not commented at the allegations, must face trial.
He had already been stripped of his powers in June when the Anti-Corruption Bureau first charged him.
British businessman Zounet Sattar is below arrest in the United Kingdom, the place he’s accused of the usage of connections with high-ranking executive officers and politicians in Malawi to acquire fraudulent contracts for the availability of products and services and products.
Mr. Sattar denies all wrongdoing.
Mr Chilima got here to energy in 2020 as a working mate of President Lazar Chakvera.
He has in the past spoken on an anti-corruption platform, promising to finish a long time of presidency villainy and finish poverty in one of the vital international’s poorest nations.