CAIRO: Egypt’s public prosecutor will investigate claims made against three more prominent former politicians, state news agency MENA said on Tuesday, with growing public demand for officials to be punished for graft.
The prosecutor will look into various claims against Egypt’s former parliament speaker Fathi Sorour; the former secretary general of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Safwat El-Sherif; and former presidential chief of staff Zakaria Azmi.
MENA did not elaborate on what the claims were.
“The public prosecutor has ordered that the Central Auditing Organization, the Administrative Supervisory Authority and the Public Funds Investigation Department be notified of these claims to investigate them,” MENA said.
Prosecutors have been investigating corruption allegations made against former officials and businessmen since an uprising that toppled president Hosni Mubarak erupted on Jan. 25.