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Malawi Police Search Former President's Home in Graft Probe


Malawi police and anti-corruption agents have searched the home of former President Bakili Muluzi, currently under investigation for alleged graft.

About 200 supporters of Mr. Muluzi gathered outside his home when police arrived Thursday.

A court on Monday blocked an anti-corruption bureau from questioning Mr. Muluzi over $12 million in foreign donor contributions he is accused of pocketing during his term in office.

He served as president of Malawi from 1994 until last year.

Mr. Muluzi's handpicked successor, President Bingu wa Mutharika, started an anti-corruption campaign and is now himself facing an impeachment attempt by members of parliament who accuse him of misuse of public funds.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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