Former Mozambican finance minister's lawyers to challenge his detention in South Africa

08 January 2019 - 13:26
By Reuters
Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang appears in court during an extradition hearing in Johannesburg, on Tuesday.
Image: REUTERS/Shafiek Tassiem Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang appears in court during an extradition hearing in Johannesburg, on Tuesday.

Lawyers for Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang will challenge the lawfulness of Chang's detention in South Africa, they said in a Johannesburg court on Tuesday.

Chang, who was detained in South Africa last week over his alleged involvement in a fraud involving $2 billion (R27.78 billion) in loans to state-owned companies in Mozambique, denies wrongdoing.