Struggle kids relocated outside Windhoek

12 Dec 2015 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 12 DEC (NAMPA) - About 400 ‘struggle kids’ were Saturday relocated to the Ndilimani Cultural Troupe farm north of the capital.
The move comes after a meeting held on Monday between Swapo Party leaders and ‘children of the liberation struggle’, who were camped inside and outside the Swapo Party headquarters along Dr Leonard Auala and Hans-Dietrich Genscher streets since October this year.
A veteran Swapo member and former commander in the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (Plan), Nicodemus Kamati said the group is happy to move to Brakwater, where they would stay until the government provides them with jobs.
“It is not a good picture to have the liberation kids staying at the Swapo head office because foreigners come and visit this place,” he said.
Kamati, who decided to get involved in the group's struggles, added that the location of the camp near the Swapo office is not safe, as it could be flooded by rain.
He said Swapo will also provide them with food.
However, struggle kid Paulus Hilonga told Nampa that they are not really happy to move, because there is a statement that if they don't move, their names would be removed from the list for possible jobs.
He said it was the only reason why they agreed to move.
The group of young people maintains that their parents and relatives died during Namibia's liberation struggle against the then South African apartheid colonial government, and therefore, the dominant party in the Namibian Government, Swapo Party, should now take care of them by giving them employment.