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South African Police Arrest Ex-Mines Minister Over Dairy Scandal

  • Mosebenzi Zwane stands accused of fraud and corruption
  • Several other political heavyweights are also facing charges
Mosebenzi Zwane 

Mosebenzi Zwane 

Photographer: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

South African authorities arrested former Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on fraud and corruption charges, the third high-profile politician to face prosecution for the plunder of state funds during former President Jacob Zuma’s rule.

Zwane appeared in the magistrate’s court in Bloemfontein, the capital of the central Free State province, the Investigating Directorate said in a statement. He was granted bail of 10,000 rand ($553) and is scheduled to appear in court again on Nov. 2.