Anatomy of a Bribe


At our end, contemplatives ponder the question – Will no one (actually) do anything about this? – most if not all have come to the conclution that Silence is Golden.   (Omertà)

And this is how the Namibians do it.

,,  38.  A person who offers or gives or agrees to give to a public officer, or who, being a public officer, solicits or accepts or agrees to accept, any gratification as an inducement or a reward for, or otherwise on account of –

(a) voting or abstaining from voting at any meeting of a public body in favour of or against any measure, resolution or question relating to the functions of that public body;

(b) performing or abstaining from performing, or aiding in procuring, expediting, delaying, hindering or preventing the performance of, any official act;

(c) aiding in procuring or preventing the passing of any vote or the granting of any contract or advantage in favour of any person; or

(d) showing or forbearing to show any favour or disfavour in his or her capacity as a public officer, commits an offence, whether or not the public officer had the power, right or opportunity so to do.”

Namibian Anti-Corruption Act 8 of 2003

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