Former justice minister Michael Masutha has broken his silence on his controversial decision — which was overturned by the courts — to extradite Mozambican former finance minister Manuel Chang to his home country to stand trial for alleged fraud amounting to billions of rand.

In an interview with Business Day on Monday, Masutha who was justice minister from 2014 until May 2019, said he made the decision on the basis of facts that were presented before him at the time.

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