09 Oct 2014 16:20pm
WINDHOEK, 09 OCT (NAMPA) - The outspoken National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) City councillor, Benedictus Kandundu has resigned.
Kandundu officially resigned from the opposition political party with immediate effect on Thursday, and re-joined the ruling Swapo-Party at an event held at its headquarters in Katutura later that same day.
He thus relinquished both positions as a councillor on the City Council and Nudo's National Election Coordinator.
Kandundu was a popular Swapo-Party activist in the Khomas Region during the 1980s and early 1990s before he quit the ruling party to re-establish Nudo when the late OvaHerero Paramount Chief Kuaima Riruako withdrew Nudo from the DTA of Namibia in September 2003.
He was welcomed back into his original political home by Swapo-Party Secretary-General Nangolo Mbumba and the Regional Coordinator for the Khomas Region Godhard Kasuto.
Kandundu was introduced to other Swapo members and supporters as well as local journalists and the general public during a media conference at the ruling party's head office in Katutura this afternoon.
Membership cards for Kandundu and his wife, who declined to give her name, were not handed over to them during the event, but will be done at a later stage during the course of this week.
Kandundu told journalists at the media conference that he decided to re-join Swapo because the ideals and principles of the party are still progressing well.
I am fully aware that the Swapo party is now progressing well with the socio-economic development of the country. And I just decided to come back home (Swapo) in order to properly contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of our nation.
I am not a greedy person and I am not here re-joining the Swapo-Party for positions, said Kandundu noting that there were no promises of any kind made to him by the Swapo leadership to leave Nudo.
Mbumba said Kandundu will be treated with all kindness - the way they treat all members of the party.
Kandundu was an active Swapo-Party mobiliser in the Windhoek area, and worked together with the late John Pandeni.
He was also a member of the Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) in the 1980s.