harare - The new Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa gives individuals and companies three months to return stolen public money.
When that time expires at the end of February, anyone who still has such money hidden in foreign accounts will be arrested and prosecuted, Mnangagwa warned Tuesday.
Mnangagwa is the successor to the resigned president Robert Mugabe. He gets a golden handshake from millions. The exact amounts are not yet known, but a prominent member of government party Zanu-PF has told Zimbabwean and British media that it is at least 10 million US dollars (8.5 million euros).
In any case, Mugabe would immediately receive $ 5 million in cash. The rest of the amount would be paid in the coming months. The former president will also be paid his salary of $ 150,000 until his death. After that, his wife Grace will receive half of that amount for the rest of her life.