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Two Namibia ministers resign following corruption allegations

Christian Fernsby |
Namibia Fisheries and Justice ministers resigned following their implication in an international fishing bribery scandal, which reportedly generated kickbacks of at least 10 million U. S. dollars over four years.

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Topics: NAMIBIA   

Their resignations come after local and international media exposed the two and others of corruption.

In a statement President Hage Geingob stated that "following the severity of the allegations, Fisheries Minister Bernhard Esau and Justice Minister Sacky Shanghala had tendered their resignations".

According to a local newspaper The Namibian, wikileaks documents pinpointed Essau, Shanghala as masterminds of a Namibian fishing licence donated to the Angolan government but ended up benefiting a few individuals.

The newspaper reports that documents show that this fishing scheme could involve as much as 2.5 billion Namibian dollars.

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