Malawi ex-Minister arrested over honeymoon hotel bill

A former Minister in Malawi has been arrested for allegedly paying for his honeymoon with public funds.

Charles Mchacha, who was the Irrigation Minister in ex-President Peter Mutharika’s administration, is alleged to have used Ministry money for a top hotel suite for him and his bride in Blantyre after their wedding.

Malawi’s Nation newspaper tweeted that two other senior government officials were also arrested by the anti-corruption agency:

The Anti-Corruption Bureau says all three will be charged with abuse of office, neglect of duty and theft. They have all denied any wrongdoing.

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