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Malawi’s Vice-President Saulos Chilima charged with corruption

Malawi’s Vice-President Saulos Chilima charged with corruption

He is accused of receiving $280,000 (£230,000) from a British businessman “and other items”, a statement says.

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Dr Chilima pleaded not guilty to the corruption charges in court on Friday.

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Dr Chilima, who is now out on bail, is facing six charges, the first time a sitting vice president has been in this position in Malawi.

He was questioned by anti-corruption officials on Friday morning in offices that had been cordoned off by security officials

Mr Sattar, who was born in Malawi, was arrested in the UK in October last year and is out on bail.

He is accused of using connections with senior Malawi government officials and politicians to fraudulently obtain contracts to supply goods and services.

Dr Chilima came to power in 2020 as the running mate of President Lazarus Chakwera

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