Geingob refutes 'smear campaign' allegations

19 Nov 2017 11:20am
OUTAPI, 19 NOV (NAMPA) – Team Harambee presidential candidate, Hage Geingob rebutted allegations that he is considering taking Founding President, Sam Nujoma to the International Criminal Court in connection with the notorious Lubango dungeons.
Several Namibian exiles were reportedly suspected to be spies and became victims of the Lubango dungeons in Angola at the hand of Swapo, as a liberation movement, during the war for Independence of Namibia.
Speaking during his Swapo presidency campaign at Outapi in the Omusati Region on Friday, Geingob said a certain woman from Omusati is going around, especially in the region, telling people that he was also suspected to be a spy.
Without disclosing the name, Geingob said the woman is also engaged in a smear campaign against him, telling people of Omusati that there is a feud between him and Nujoma, who led the Swapo liberation struggle, because of the Lubango dungeons saga.
“What a lie,” Geingob spewed, adding that it is because of Nujoma that he is the country’s president today.
Geingob demanded to know why the woman in question has to associate him with people who were suspected to spy on Swapo during the liberation struggle, while it was because of his appeal to the party leadership some of the Lubango detainees were pardoned and released.
He noted that smear campaigns against him always come up during Swapo congress years for reasons only known to the perpetrators.
At the same meeting, one of Geingob’s associate campaigners under Team Harambee and Swapo Party School Rector, Marco Hausiku said this year’s election campaign is characterized by a lot of misinformation.
Geingob is heading Team Harambee as candidate for Swapo president, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah is the team’s party vice-president candidate, Sophia Shaningwa, the secretary-general candidate and Hausiku the candidate for the deputy secretary-general position.
They will battle it out with candidates, Nahas Angula (president), Jerry Ekandjo (president), Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana (vice-president), Helmut Angula (vice-president), Armas Amukwiyu (secretary-general), Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun (deputy secretary-general) and Petrina Haingura (deputy secretary-general) from Team Swapo.