Legal battle between prominent local defence lawyer the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Law Society of Namibia

 The legal battle between prominent local defence lawyer Sisa Namandje, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Law Society of Namibia, has been put on hold until next Wednesday.

The matter was scheduled to be heard in the Windhoek High Court this morning but was postponed to 13 May 2020 on request by Namandje’s legal team because the lawyer (Namandje) is reportedly involved in another matter which is also on the roll of the High Court for 07 May 2020.

Today’s postponement was effected as per the agreement reached by the legal representatives of the three parties involved in the legal wrangle.

Court documents availed to Nampa on Thursday indicate that it is being investigated whether Namandje’s law firm – Sisa Namandje & Co – was used by certain individuals for illicit payments linked to the much-publicised Fishrot corruption scandal.

The corruption scandal involves a group of six men, including two former Cabinet ministers, who were arrested in November last year for allegedly receiving bribes amounting to more than N.dollars 150 million in return for giving preferential access to Namibia’s fishing grounds to Samherji, one of Iceland’s largest fishing companies.

Source: Namibia Press Agency