Evicted struggle kids march to Swapo headquarters

16 Aug 2016 15:50pm
WINDHOEK, 16 AUG (NAMPA) – More than 470 'children of the liberation struggle' on Tuesday afternoon marched from the Ndilimani Farm located about 30 kilometres outside Windhoek to the Swapo Party Headquarters in Katutura.
This follows their eviction the same day by Conradie & Damaseb Legal Practitioners from the Ndilimani Farm.
Nampa is in possession of the eviction letter.
The Children of the Liberation Struggle also known as 'struggle kids', are marching to demand reasons for their eviction after being resettled at the farm in December 2015 following the illegal occupation of land around the Swapo Headquarters.
In a letter dated 12 August 2016 by Conradie and Damaseb Law firm, which is representing the Swapo Party and Kalahari Holding (PTY) Limited, the legal firm said that “in December 2015, the Swapo Party and Kalahari Holding (PTY) Limited undertook to accommodate the struggle kids on plot 73 Brakwater with the understanding that arrangements will be made for them to be relocated to Farm Berg Aukas and Farm Du Plessis,” which the struggle kids are said to have refused.
The letter went on to read that “the struggle kids acted in a manner which is completely deplorable by using the plot to launch illegal activities such as creating a nuisance to Kalahari Holdings as the owner of the plot, as well as to the neighbours by engaging in illegal activities such as looting, victimisation of third parties, blocking national roads, throwing stones at third parties and other violent activities”.
Despite various interventions to have the unemployed persons refrain from such illegal conduct, the law firm said the struggle kids continued with their illegal activities.
It was further noted that they acted in total disregard of the good will of the Swapo Party and Kalahari Holdings who accommodating them at the plot.
The law firm notified the struggle kids that the agreement to accommodate them on the property has been terminated with immediate effect.
The struggle kids were then ordered to leave the plot by no later than Wednesday 17 August 2016 at 12h00.
The letter warned them that failure to do so will result in urgent legal steps against the struggle kids for trespass or any other consequences arising from breaking the law.
Efforts to obtain comment from the marching struggle kids proved futile.
(NAMPA)
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