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As ‘moral Covid-19’ infects Namibia, even legal profession touched by Fishrot bribery scandal

The ‘Fishrot’ corruption scandal engulfing Namibia seems set to choke the country’s legal profession as well: while the Law Society of Namibia tries to access the records of one of its prominent members, suspected of being involved in the scandal and to have used his trust account for money-laundering, it has become clear that a number of the society’s council members face problems of a conflict of interest in the matter.

Read application by the Law Society of Namibia

As the ‘Fishrot’ scandal spreads the stench of corruption throughout Namibia, the watchdog for the country’s legal profession, the Law Society of Namibia, is desperately trying to carry out its duty and investigate allegations of trust fund abuse by some of its members.

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