The Mozambican government has decided to withdraw bids to have its former finance minister Manuel Chang extradited, and rather leave it in the hands of Justice Minister Ronald Lamola - for now.
Mozambican NGO Forum de Monitoria do Orcamento has told the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg that a ruling from a magistrate as well as the former justice minister's decision on the extradition of former Mozambican finance minister, Manuel Chang, should be set aside and reviewed.
Mozambique’s former finance minister has resigned as a lawmaker, potentially paving the way for him to face charges in his home country in relation to a $2bn hidden-debt scandal.
The US embassy in Pretoria says it is disappointed by Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha's decision to have former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang extradited to his home country instead of the US.
The SA government has decided to have former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang extradited to his home country and not the US, where he is also sought on fraud-related charges.
A bid by Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang to have Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha decide which country he should be extradited to has been dismissed.
The United States' request to extradite former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang has been postponed provisionally due to a concurrent request.
South Africa is still considering whether to extradite Mozambique’s former finance minister, Manuel Chang, to his home country or the US, a Department of International Relations and Cooperation official said.
Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang’s extradition case has been postponed in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court.
Former Mozambican finance minister Manual Chang has had his bail application postponed to January 18 by the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court.
NGOs have failed to show that SA was obliged to ensure that an extradited person would be effectively prosecuted by a requesting State, lawyers for former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang have argued.
South Africa is constitutionally obliged to ensure the effective prosecution of corruption even if the offence occurs outside of its borders, a lawyer representing the Helen Suzman Foundation has argued.
The extradition of former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang has been halted, after it emerged that Chang enjoys double immunity under Mozambican law.
Mozambique has welcomed South Africa's decision to extradite former finance minister Manuel Chang to Maputo, rather than the United States, over a government corruption scandal.
Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang should be extradited to the US where he is wanted on allegations of conspiracy to commit fraud and taking millions of dollars in bribes in a $2bn loan scandal.
Former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang is "shopping" for a more lenient country to be extradited to, and seems to have settled on his home country over the US.
Former Mozambican Finance Minister Manuel Chang could be extradited to the US or Mozambique in connection with financial crimes.
Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang has been denied bail by the Kempton Park Magistrates Court.
The Mozambican parliament has lifted the immunity of former finance minister and serving MP Manuel Chang, held in South Africa since December under an international arrest warrant issued by the US.
The former Mozambique minister of finance Manuel Chang plans to fight tooth and nail against his extradition to the United States, and what he calls his "illegal detention" by South African authorities.
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