Namibia’s Fishcor boss arrested for alleged link to fishrot scandal

RUSTENBURG – Suspended National Fishing Corporation (Fishcor) boss Mike Nghipunya was arrested on Monday in connection with the Fishrot corruption scandal, the Namibian newspaper reported.

Nghipunya was suspended last year from his position as the chief executive officer after he was implicated in the scandal, which paid over N$100 million in bribes and kickbacks to prominent government officials and their cronies.

He was expected to appear in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.


Six other people including former fisheries minister Bernhard Esau, former justice minister Sacky Shanghala, James Hatuikulipi, Tamson ‘Fitty’ Hatuikulipi, Ricardo Gustavo and Pius Mwatelulo were arrested on November 27 last year after they were implicated in a corruption scandal in the fishing sector, which generated kickbacks of at least N$150 million over a four-year period.

African News Agency 
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