Exclusive: Corruption allegations in Namibian 5G deal with Huawei

Windhoek city councillor alleges she was offered money by local politician to drop objections against tentative 5G deal.

Source https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/exclusive-corruption-allegations-namibian-5g-deal-huawei-200715065812785.html

by James Kleinfeld

A city councillor in Namibia’s capital has alleged she was offered a bribe by a local politician to ensure Chinese tech giant Huawei would win an exclusive contract to build the 5G telecommunication network in Windhoek.

Brunhilde Cornelius made the allegations in an affidavit that was filed with police on June 19 and has been obtained by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit.

Cornelius, who is also the secretary-general of the opposition Rally for Democracy and Progress Party (RDP), alleged the bribe was offered by Nicanor Ndjoze, a fellow RDP member who is the party’s director of elections.

Ndjoze was allegedly working on behalf of his nephew, Reckliff Kandjiriomuini, otherwise known as “Minge”, the head of the ICT division of the City of Windhoek (COW).

Read more at: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/exclusive-corruption-allegations-namibian-5g-deal-huawei-200715065812785.html

Post update: 22 July 2020

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