Shaningwa defends Swapo and Nujoma

23 Apr 2014 11:00

 Omusati Regional Governor, Sophia Shaningwa says the Swapo-Party
leadership in her region will not allow the history of the party to be
tampered with by anybody.

Shaningwa said this at the Omusati Region's Okahao district where
people of the region commemorated Swapo's 54th anniversary with the
raising of funds for the envisaged construction of a Swapo district
office at Okahao on Saturday.

"We are pushing forward and will remove anybody who will ever try to
destroy Swapo from within," she charged.

Shaningwa stated that if a minister, governor or councillor is found
guilty of tampering with Swapo's history or operating against the
manifesto of the party, he/she will be released from duty.

She used the same meeting to demand people to respect the founding
president Dr Sam Nujoma for "successfully leading the liberation
struggle of the country".

Shaningwa also defended the erection of Nujoma's statues in the
country, saying the retired Namibian leader deserves respect and
honour by the Namibian nation for having been an outstanding freedom

The governor, at the same time, condemned some members of the Namibian
society who are opposed the removal of colonial German statues from
certain public places in Namibia, as well as those who threatened to
destroy the Nujoma statues.

"If you touch those monuments (Nujoma statues), we will deal with you.
If you don't belong to our history, why don't you just go?" Shaningwa
lashed out.

She demanded to know why colonial German statues should be prominent
along Namibian roads, while there is no single Nujoma statue featuring
along any the streets in Germany.
Nujoma was supposed to be the main speaker during the celebration of
the Swapo-Party 54th Anniversary at Okahao.

However, Shaningwa stood in for him and told the celebration gathering
that Nujoma could not show up because he was preparing for a trip
outside the country.