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Police Arrest Former Eskom Managers for Alleged Fraud, Graft

South African police arrested two former senior managers at the state electricity company and two other suspects over allegations of fraud, corruption and money laundering at the Kusile power plant. Abram Masango, the former head of group capital at Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. and France Hlakudi, a former senior manager… Read More

South African Reserve Bank imposes administrative sanctions on five banks

The SA Reserve Bank has imposed administrative sanctions on five banks and directed them to take remedial actions after it found weaknesses in each of the banks’ money laundering control measures following routine inspections conducted in terms of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) Act. The Reserve Bank said in a… Read More

Botswana’s Khama hits back against allegations of corruption, money laundering

Botswana’s former president Ian Khama has hit back against corruption allegations, vowing to sue a lead investigator for defamation after he accused the ex-leader of syphoning-off billions in state funds. After a decade in power, Khama, 66, dramatically resigned from the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in May – which has… Read More
18th November 2019
British lawmaker Peter Hain will tell an inquiry on Monday that corruption under South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma was enabled by international banks, corporations and governments which should now seek to recover the loot they helped launder. Hain’s submission on Monday to the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State… Read More
11th October 2019
The United States on Thursday sanctioned the three Gupta brothers at the center of the South African corruption scandal that contributed to the downfall of former President Jacob Zuma, saying they had misappropriated state assets. The U.S. decision to impose financial restrictions on the brothers is a public relations victory… Read More
8th October 2019
Ex-South African president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane denied wrongdoing at a graft inquiry on Monday, dismissing testimony of two witnesses who placed him in the room when friends of his father are alleged to have offered large bribes. Duduzane Zuma is a key witness at the so-called “state capture” inquiry… Read More
19th September 2019
Members of South Africa’s controversial Gupta family have long been implicated in a series of corrupt political connections and illegal deals that have earned them millions, often in government funds. The influence of the family, now reportedly in exile in Dubai, is so all-pervasive that the affair is widely known… Read More
12th August 2019
Mozambique charged 20 people, including the son of former President Armando Guebuza, over a fraud scam in which state-owned companies contracted $2 billion in debt for dubious projects. Legal action may follow against former finance minister Manuel Chang, who Mozambican authorities as well as the U.S Justice Department want… Read More
1st August 2019
Mozambique’s government is to fight for the extradition from South Africa of former finance minister Manuel Chang, who the United States is seeking to put on trial, according to a letter from a law firm seen by Reuters. Chang has been in custody in South Africa since his arrest in… Read More
31st July 2019
South Africa’s public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, who heads the country’s top anti-corruption body, was flagged by global banking giant HSBC as having financial links to the infamous Gupta family, according to banking records leaked to OCCRP. The Guptas are at the center of South Africa’s Judicial Commission of Inquiry… Read More
23rd May 2019
Washington urged South Africa on Wednesday to extradite Mozambique’s former finance minister Manuel Chang to the United States to face charges related to a $2 billion debt scandal, after it was decided he be sent to his home country. Chang has been in custody in South Africa since December when… Read More
20th May 2019
AP — Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. Zuma, 77, appeared at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg in eastern KwaZulu-Natal province Monday on charges of receiving bribes when the government purchased arms in 1999. Zuma was South Africa’s president… Read More
2nd May 2019
Struggling farmer Meshack Ncongwane was a life-long supporter of South Africa’s governing African National Congress, but says the party won’t get his vote in parliamentary and provincial elections next week. Local ANC officials offered him what he thought would be a lucrative stake in a dairy farm in 2013. He… Read More