Several figures close to Namibian President Hage Geingob have been filmed discussing the laundering of political contributions, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed.
In Anatomy of a Bribe, Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit exposes corruption in Namibia’s fishing industry, implicating the country’s now former minister of fisheries and marine resources, Bernhard Esau, as well as Geingob’s personal lawyer, Sisa Namandje.
Posing as Chinese investors, Al Jazeera journalists attempted to enter the Namibian fishing industry to acquire highly lucrative fishing quotas for a proposed joint-venture with Namibian fishing company Omualu.
During the investigation, Esau requested a donation of $200,000 from the Chinese “investors” for the ruling SWAPO party, ahead of the country’s general election that took place on Wednesday.
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