Manuel Chang abandons his application for bail
Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang, who the US has accused of accepting bribes in a $2bn debt scandal, abandoned his application for bail in SA.
Chang will remain in custody in SA until a hearing on February 5, magistrate Sagra Subroyen said on Wednesday. The court will decide on that date which of two requests for extradition — by Mozambique and the US — will get preference, JJ du Toit, deputy director of public prosecutions in Johannesburg, said.
Chang has been detained in the country since December 29 on US department of justice charges.