Govt faces N$200k daily Esau, Shanghala legal bill

By Hilary Mare

DEPOSED ex-ministers, Sacky Shanghala and Bernhardt Esau may further cost taxpayers a legal bill of approximately N$200 000 per day for the duration of the Fishrot trial, a Confidente investigation has unearthed.

Confidente understands that legal representatives of the former Cabinet ministers, using the Government Attorney Proclamation R.161 of 1982 (RSA) have already engaged government over payment of legal fees in which they argue that the alleged crime was committed when the accused ministers were on official duty.

For full story read this week’s edition