Two former Namibian government officials with ties to the so-called "Fishrot" scandal are now prohibited from entering the United States, the US State Department announced Tuesday.

Former Namibian Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister Bernard Esau and Justice Minister Sacky Shanghala "were involved in corrupt acts that undermined rule of law and the Namibian public’s faith in their government’s democratic institutions and public processes, including by using their political influence and official power for their personal benefit," the State Department said.