Pohamba leaving for SA on Sunday

26 Apr 2014 14:10pm
WINDHOEK, 26 APR (NAMPA) – President Hifikepunye Pohamba will on Sunday morning leave for Pretoria, South Africa where he will attend that country’s Freedom Day celebrations.
He will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and other senior Government officials.
The main Freedom Day celebration is slated to take place on Sunday at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, where President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to deliver a special address, followed by the staging of a multi-cultural carnival, mirroring the diversity and solidarity of the country.
South Africa’s Freedom Day commemorates the country’s first post-apartheid elections, held on 27 April 1994, when South Africans of all races got to vote for the first time in the history of that country.
This year, the celebrations will assume greater significance, as the country reflects on the journey of the last two decades, and how far it has come since the end of apartheid and the birth of democracy.
The formal programme will include a South African Air Force salute flight and air display including a South African Airways fly-past, as well as a ‘Freedom Dance’.
In a separate ceremony at the Sefako Makgatho presidential guest house in Pretoria, Zuma will confer National Orders, the country’s highest civilian honour, on citizens and members of the international community who have contributed meaningfully towards making the country a free, democratic and successful nation.
President Pohamba and his delegation are expected to return to Namibia on the same day.