BREAKING: ACC summons Fishrot defence lawyer
26 February 2020 | Crime
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) served South African lawyer, advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, with a summons this morning, asking him to submit a statement explaining a N$50 000 payment he received in 2018 from state-owned company Fishcor.
ACC spokesperson Josefina Nghituwamata confirmed the summons.
“Yes, it is true that the ACC served the lawyer with a summons this morning because [we] want a statement from him explaining why he was paid N$50 000 from Fishcor in 2018,” she told Namibian Sun.
Fishcor is at the centre of the so-called Fishrot bribery scandal and its suspended CEO Mike Nghipunya and former board chairperson James Hatuikulipi are among those currently behind bars over the same scandal.
Ngcukaitobi’s summons came as the so-called Fishrot Six brought a new application challenging the lawfulness of their arrests in November last year.