Rustenburg - Freezing the assets of the former Angolan president's daughter, Isabel dos Santos, will not affect her Namibian assets, for now, the Bank of Namibia has said.
The central bank governor, Ipumbu Shiimi, told the Namibian newspaper on Tuesday, following international media reports that an Angolan court had issued an order to freeze the bank accounts of Dos Santos on 31 December 2019.
The court was acting in a graft investigation looking at alleged irregularities involving state companies, including the oil giant Sonangol, which Dos Santos used to run, and a diamond-marketing firm, Sodiam.
The central bank said Dos Santos' 42.5 percent share in Bank BIC was safe for now in Namibia.
"It should be kept in mind that Bank BIC Namibia Limited is owned by multiple shareholders and the Bank of Namibia is not aware of any development that could threaten the stability of BIC Namibia at the moment," Shiimi said.