Blantyre - Police in Malawi say they have arrested three
people suspected of involvement in the shooting of a top finance official, who
is being treated in a South African hospital.
Paul Mphwiyo, budget director in Malawi's finance ministry,
was severely wounded on Friday in an attack that the government said was
related to his anti-corruption efforts.
Police spokesperson Rhoda Manjolo said on Tuesday that
authorities were questioning three suspects. Police say a "syndicate"
was behind the attack.
President Joyce Banda has tried to stem official corruption
and wasteful spending since coming to power last year following the death of
Bingu wa Mutharika, the former president. As part of her government's austerity
measures, she has taken a pay cut and sold a presidential jet that had been
purchased by her predecessor.