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Nyusi granted immunity

A judge has granted President Filipe Nyusi immunity in the London ‘hidden debts’ trial

Today’s front pages in Maputo. Photo credit: Faizal Chauque / Zitamar News

Good afternoon. We have breaking news to share, which subscribers to our Telegram channel will already know: President Filipe Nyusi does have immunity in the London ‘hidden debts’ trial, the trial judge ruled today.

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The trial itself is due to start in October, with the various parties to the trial attempting to sue each other. The initial action was brought by Mozambique, against shipbuilding group Privinvest and the bank Credit Suisse; Privinvest has sought to include Nyusi himself as a party to the trial, claiming that if, as Mozambique alleges, it paid bribes, then it also paid bribes to Nyusi, when he was defence minister and presidential candidate.

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