Mushelenga suspended from Liberation Veterans' Association

15 Oct 2013 13:50pm
ONGWEDIVA, 15 OCT (NAMPA) – The National Coordinator of the Namibia National Liberation Veterans’ Association (NNLVA), Nkrumah Mushelenga has been suspended from that position already in June this year.
This followed a recommendation by the NNLVA executive committee, under the chairmanship of Lieutenant-General Raonga Jesaja Andima, during its meeting held in Windhoek on 20 May this year.
“The above recommendation was discussed and made a resolution at the meeting held on the 10th of June 2013, which you attended in person,” stated the letter of a suspension issued to Mushelenga on 18 June 2013.
The same letter, which is in the possession of Nampa, indicated that the NNLVA executive committee resolved to suspend Mushelenga indefinitely for alleged “unbecoming behaviour detrimental to the interest of the association”.
Mushelenga’s suspension entails that he does not carry out or engage in activities in the name of or on behalf of the NNLVA.
“You are further instructed to return to the office all materials, documents and items, if any, which was entrusted to you in your capacity as a member of the executive committee,” the suspension letter read.
The NNLVA executive committee has at the same time recommended that Mushelenga’s membership to the association should not be affected by the suspension.
The association also instructed Mushelenga to return all items given to him by the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) in the name of the NNLVA within 14 days of receiving the suspension letter.
A committee was scheduled to be appointed to investigate the allegations against Mushelenga.
Approached for comment on Tuesday, Mushelenga confirmed his suspension, saying the suspension letter was slid under his office door, and no committee has yet been set up to investigate the allegations against him.
However, Mushelenga pointed out that his fellow members of the NNLVA executive committee have resolved to sideline him upon false accusations that he is harbouring demand for the election of new executive committee members.
They have also accused him of confusing coordination, especially in the Ohangwena Region.
Andima was not immediately available for comment.