Sam Mpasu, publicity secretary for Muluzi's United Democratic Front, said Anti-Corruption Bureau agents came to Muluzi at 9:30 in the morning. Muluzi's lawyer, Shabir Latif, also said the former president had been arrested, but gave no details of the charges, the AP reports.
Corruption bureau officials were not immediately available for comment Thursday, but its director Gustave Kaliwo had previously said Muluzi had to explain issues "regarding some of his financial dealings while in power."
According to Kaliwo, these include millions of dollars worth of donor money in Muluzi's personal account. Muluzi has denied wrong doing and claimed he was a victim of "political persecution."