Guest Contributor | Aug 22, 2017 | 0
Agriculture ministry official found on the wrong side of the law
She allegedly had a role in obtaining quotations for the said ministry in which her company also submitted quotations despite the fact that she was privy to the information and pricing of other suppliers. In addition, it is alleged that she did not have the required permission to perform external remunerative work, the statement read.
On completion of the investigation, the case docket was forwarded to the Office of the Prosecutor General who decided to charge Zussino on nine counts of contrevening section 36 of the Anti-Corruption Act, Act No. 8 of 2003 as per indictment. Zussino was apprehended on 5 March 2014 and brought before the Magistrates Court in Windhoek. The case has been remanded to 26 March 2014 for legal representation. Zussion was released on bail of N$20,000 according to the Anti-Corruption Commision. Section 36 of the Anti-Corruption Act states that, “A public officer commits an offence who knowingly and corruptly, and otherwise than as a member of a registered joint stock company consisting of more than 20 persons, acquires or holds, directly or indirectly, a private interest in any contract, agreement or investment emanating from or which is made on account of the public body.”