Former fisheries minister Bernhard Esau, one of the six #Fishrot accuse has been admitted in a Windhoek hospital. Khomas police deputy commissioner Abner Agas confirmed the admission although he did not say what was afflicting Esau or which hospital he has been admitted.
Esau, former justice minister Sacky Shanghala, former Investec manager James Hatuikulipi and Ricardo Gustavo, Esau’s son-in-law Tamson Hatuikulipi and Pius Mwatelulo are in custody in connection with the N$150m scandal that has rocked Namibia and Iceland.
They are facing charges that range from fraud, tax evasion and money laundering involving the money that was paid by the Icelandic fishing company Samherji between 2014 and 2019.
Last week, the Windhoek High Court set aside the sextet’s urgent application where they wanted to be released because of some irregularities in the issuance of the warrant of execution.
They are still expected in court on 20 Feb. 2020.