Mozambiqan former Minister of Labour , Maria Helena Taipo has been jailed 16 years on corruption charges.

Written by on July 29, 2022

Mozambique’s former Labour Minister Maria Helena Taipo has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for corruption charges, involving the diversion of more than $1.7m from government funds.

Other government officials were sentenced alongside her.

The defendants were charged with the crimes of embezzlement, breach of trust, abuse of power, economic participation in business and forgery of documents.

She was pronounced guilty on all charges after a trial that panned through months.

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