Mweshihange, //Garoëb and Lubowski honoured on Heroes' Day

21 Aug 2015 14:10pm
WINDHOEK, 21 AUG (NAMPA) – Government will pay tribute to three liberation struggle heroes - the late Peter Mweshihange; Moses //Garoëb and Anton Lubowski - during the commemoration of Heroes’ Day next week.
Heroes’ Day will be commemorated at Heroes’ Acre in Windhoek next Wednesday.
In a media statement issued on Friday, acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Henri Kassen noted that Mweshihange and //Garoëb’s remains will be reburied at Heroes’ Acre on 26 August.
“The ministry would like to inform the public that preparations for this year’s commemoration, which will take place at Heroes’ Acre in the capital, are at an advanced stage.
“The government has arranged for public transport and municipal buses will be availed to transport members of the public to Heroes’ Acre on that day. We therefore call upon members of the public to come in numbers to honour our fallen heroes,” he said.
The event will be attended by the President of Zambia, Edgar Lungu.
Mweshihanga was born on 05 May 1930. He became Namibia’s first Minister of Defence from 1990 to 1995; and the first Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China from 1996 until his death on 20 March 1998.
//Garoëb was born on 14 April 1942 and was a member of the Swapo Politburo and the Swapo Central Committee. At the country’s independence, he served as a member of the Constituent Assembly and was appointed as the Minister of Labour and Human Resources, a position he held until his death on 19 September 1997.
Lubowski was assassinated on 12 September 1989. He was an anti-apartheid activist, an Advocate and a Swapo Party member. Lubowski defended political prisoners and also served as Secretary of Finance and Administration for the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW). He received the Austrian Bruno Kreisky Prize for his achievements in human rights in 1988.
Meanwhile, local media reported that the late Lubowski’s remains will be reburied at a later date, in all probability on the date he was killed - 12 September.