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José Manteigas - Spokesperson of Renamo (In file CoM)
Mozambique’s two main opposition parties said on Friday in the capital city Maputo they considered the detention of former finance minister Manuel Chang reflected the justice system’s “shameful incompetence” as well as the state’s disorganisation.
José Manteigas, the spokesperson of Renamo, Mozambique’s biggest opposition party, said the detention reflected “lethargy” in the investigation of “hidden” public debt worth over €2 billion and which led the United States’ authorities to issue an international arrest warrant against Chang.
Renamo feels “disgust” in relation to the “lethargy” shown by MOzambique’s attorney general in the investigation, Manteigas added.
He also said the country should encourage the intervention of states and international entities who were also affected by these financial operations.
The spokesperson of the MDM party, Sande Carmona, told Lusa that the detention had revealed the Mozambican state’s “disorganisation” and that it had failed in administering justice.
Carmona also expressed disappointment regarding silence on behalf of judicial entities in Mozambique and the government in relation to the detention.
Chang was detained in South Africa on 29 December when he was trying to embark for Dubai following an extradition request issued by the American authorities connected to a $2 billion fraud scheme.Source: Lusa
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