Fishrot case postponed to 28 August

Fishrot case postponed to 28 August

The Windhoek Magistrate's Court has postponed the case of six people charged in connection with the Fishrot scandal, to 28 August.
Magistrate Ingrid Unengu has granted the postponement after the prosecution had requested to continue investigating two former ministers and entrepreneurs.
She says the postponement requested is necessary and reasonable when considering the accused persons' time in custody, outstanding arrests in Angola and Iceland and disruption caused by COVID-19.
Unengu has rejected the defence lawyers' pleas to make the current postponement final or limit it to two months.
Former Fisheries Minister Bernard Esau, Justice Minister Sacky Shanghala and four others have been charged with corruption and money laundering offences over their alleged receipt of bribes from an Icelandic company.
Meanwhile, the same court will rule on the bail application of co-accused Ricardo Gustavo this afternoon.