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02 October 2019

Tanzania extends economic crimes amnesty after requests.

Tanzania’s President, John Magufuli, has announced an extension to an economic crimes amnesty, after prosecutors were flooded with four hundred and sixty-seven requests in the initial seven-day period.

Demand for the amnesty, which allows suspects to negotiate their freedom from jail, has been so great that Magufuli agreed to extend the offer for another week.

The amnesty allows suspects held in jail for non-bailable economic crimes, mostly money laundering – to pay the government and have charges dropped against them.

Director of Public Prosecutions, Biswalo Mganga said the four hundred and sixty-seven people had applied for the amnesty and were willing to pay a total of one hundred and seven point eight-four billion Tanzanian shillings to the government.


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