The investigation exposes in granular detail the mechanism for business corruption in an African capital.
A city councillor in Namibia alleges she was offered a bribe by a local politician to ensure Chinese tech giant Huawei would win an exclusive contract to build a 5G telecommunication network in Windhoek.
Reckliff Kandjiriomuini is accused of offering the Windhoek councillor, Brunhilde Cornelius, bribes worth up to USD 360,000. He denies the allegation.
Cornelius had earlier opposed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Windhoek city council and Huawei. She says she was offered the bribe to drop her objections.
Cornelius claims that a USD 2.5 million slush fund is available for potential beneficiaries of the deal that would give Huawei exclusive rights to develop the infrastructure for a 5G network in the Namibian capital.