Bernhard Esau wins access to assets in High Court


Bernhard Esau, the former Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, has won a High Court case allowing him to access some of his assets that have been under a restraint order.

His lawyer, Florian Beukes, has confirmed the success to nbc News. 

The decision, handed down today, permits Esau to use these assets to cover his legal fees in the ongoing Fishrot case.

The assets had been previously restrained as part of the broader investigation into alleged corruption and bribery involving millions of dollars.