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Two more arrested in connection with Fishrot

Sebastian Ndeitunga


Police Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga said Sunday that two more people have been arrested in connection of the fishrot scandal.

The arrest brings the number of those arrested so far in the N$150m scandal that has rocked Namibia and Iceland.

Already, former ministers Sacky Shanghala and Berhard Esau are in police custody together with former Investec managing director James Hatuikulipi, whop was also the Fishcor board chairperson.

The other three in custody are James cousin, Tamson, who is also Esau’s son-in-law, Ricardo Gustavo and Pius Mwatelulo.

The scandal involves horse mackerel quotas that were taken from other fishing companies on the pretext of giving them to Fishcor and Angola.

It turned out, however, that the quotas were sold to an Icelandic company, Samerji.

Shanghala and Esau resigned as justice and fisheries ministers respectively when the scandal broke out in November.

Ndeitunga confirmed to Eagle FM on Sunday that one of the two suspects arrested Saturday night for obstructing police investigations in the Fishrot saga was out on bail for the same offence.

Ndeitunga could not shed light on when the suspect was out for another offence.

Meanwhile, the two suspects cannot be named until they appear in court. Ndeitunga said the suspects are expected to appear in court Monday morning.

Wonder Guchu

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