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Panic at the hint of corruption

And: More dodgy voter registration, and inflation falls back into single figures

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

Good afternoon. Finance minister Max Tonela has ordered election body STAE to cancel its MZN186m ($2.9m) contract to hire 42 vehicles in Cabo Delgado and Zambezia — and has reportedly directed it to use the money to instead buy the vehicles outright.

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There has been something of a moral panic about these contracts, with think tank CIP pointing out that the businesspeople benefiting are linked to the ruling party.

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