Former Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernhard Esau and the former Minister of Justice Sacky Shanghala were accused of receiving bribes from Samherji.
Samherji, a multinational fishing company based in Iceland. They expose corrupt schemes by the company in Namibia to gain access to rich fishing grounds of the African country’s shores, our source noted.
The accused ministers resign after an allegation of receiving bribes in return for preferential access to fishing grounds by a joint investigation team of Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit, the Icelandic State Broadcaster RUV, and the Icelandic magazine Stundin standingbased on leaked documents provided by the whistle-blowing group WikiLeaks.
Samherji currently has operations in Iceland, Germany, Poland, U.K., the Faroe Islands, Canada, France, Spain, Portugal as well as Namibia. The company has been fast-growing in the last two decades and has a turnover in the excess of $700 million, WikiLeaks noted.