Former Finance Minister Manuel Chang was charged with the hidden debt scandal. The Attorney General of Mozambique, Beatriz Buchili announced this judicial decision on Tuesday 10 number 2020.
The facts go back between 2005 and 2015, when former president Armando Guebuza was in power. Two billion dollars is the astronomical sum that fueled this scandal of hidden debts. In this case, a negotiation of a loan to finance a tuna fishing project, which was revealed in 2006, prompted the country’s donors to suspend their aid.
Manuel Chang has been detained in South Africa since 2018, the United States is demanding his extradition but in May 2020, the Mozambican Parliament opposes it. According to the prosecutor, Beatriz Buchili, the American justice does not have jurisdiction to judge this case. There are a total of twenty people under investigation by the Mozambican justice system in this case.