Agribusdev probe not just centred on Uugwanga

25 September 2020 | Local News

OGONE TLHAGE



WINDHOEK

The lawyers of the late Petrus Uugwanga have lashed out at the Agribusdev board over the continuance of investigations into the conduct of the former CEO following a probe into company activities.

Uugwanga, who was suspended in June, allegedly committed suicide last week.

Namibian Sun this week reported that a probe into Uugwanga’s conduct would continue despite his death.

Writing to board chairperson Sophia Kasheeta, the late Uugwanga’s lawyer, Sisa Namandje, said an incorrect impression into the suspension had been given to Namibian Sun.

Deliberate

“You have deliberately failed to correct the concerned newspaper that the investigation was not targeted or focused at our late client’s conduct, but at the overall business operations, financial management and control and procurement processes.

“In fact, the investigation would have also covered matters that also fall within the duties and powers of both management and directors,” the lawyer said.

Posthumous harassment

According to Namandje, the probe into Uugwanga’s conduct was unlawful and irregular.

He added that the board insensitively discussed his late client’s affairs at Agribusdev while his family and friends were mourning his death.

According to Namandje, the board’s conduct amounted to posthumous harassment.

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