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Former minister of Labour, governor of Sofala province and former ambassador to Angola Helena Taipo. [File photo: Voa Portugues]
Mozambique’s Supreme Court has denied the habeas corpus petition filed by the defence team of former Mozambican labour minister Helena Taipo, detained four months ago for alleged corruption.
Newspaper Notícias advanced this information on Saturday, August 3, citing sources close to the case, but does not put forward any reasons for the ruling.
Helena Taipo, also a former Mozambican ambassador to Angola, is accused of illegally benefiting from Social Security contributions from companies in Mozambique in the amount of about 100 million meticais (about US$1.6 million).
Taipo, one of six now detained in the process, was arrested on April 18, and will now continue to await trial in prison. Prior to her arrest, she was dismissed as ambassador to Angola by President Filipe Nyusi.Source: Voa Portugues
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