Two Namibian Ministers Quit in Bribery Scandal Involving Icelandic Fishing Firm
Namibia's justice and fisheries ministers resigned on Wednesday over bribery claims involving Icelandic fishing firm Samherji, the presidency said.
Justice Minister Sackeus Shanghala and Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister Bernhard Esau quit following media reports they had awarded horse mackerel quotas to Iceland's biggest fishing firm in exchange for bribes.
Namibian President Hage Geingob said he had accepted the resignations after meeting the two ministers to discuss the allegations, adding they were "innocent until proven guilty".
Esau denied wrongdoing, saying he had only stepped down to prevent a "media..."
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