RDP to decide on Nambinga’s fate after vote of no confidence

13 Aug 2017 15:20pm
WINDHOEK, 13 AUG (NAMPA) – The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP)’s Central Committee (CC) will decide on the fate of its president, Jeremiah Nambinga, following the passing of a vote of no confidence.
The party passed the vote of no confidence after deliberating on issues hampering progress in the party.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the RDP vice president, Steve Bezuidenhout said the party’s National Executive Committee reached a consensus on a motion of no confidence.
“We will ensure that the party constitutional obligations are precisely followed to guarantee the smooth running of the party in the interim, until the holding of the next central committee,” says the statement.
Speaking to Nampa on Sunday, Bezuidenhout explained that Nambinga would remain the party’s president until his fate has been decided at the next CC meeting, expected at the end of October this year.
He refused to disclose details on the issues hampering the party’s progress, saying those were internal issues.
He also indicated that if Nambinga is asked to step down after the CC meeting, he, Bezuidenhout would step up as party president if asked to.
Nambinga has been the party’s leader after its founding president, the late Hidipo Hamutenya resigned and rejoined the Swapo Party in early 2015.