High Court dismisses Swapo Omaheke case

22 Nov 2017 20:30pm
WINDHOEK, 22 NOV (NAMPA) - The court case in which four members of the Swapo party from the Omaheke Region challenged the decision of the party’s political bureau to accept congress nominees, has been dismissed.
Judge Hosea Angula on Wednesday dismissed the application, saying details regarding the High Court’s decision will be delivered on 28 March 2018.
The dismissal means that the 10 delegates from Omaheke will be attending the 6th ordinary congress of the ruling party from Thursday to Sunday in Windhoek.
The now dismissed application requested the court to order that the 10 not be part of the congress. They approached the court to declare the structures that elected the current delegates null and void.
Speaking to Nampa after the order was announced, Omaheke Regional Governor Festus Ueitele, who is also a delegate to the congress, described the order as victory to the region.
“It is very weird that the region was held hostage by only four people, but justice has prevailed,” Ueitele said.
He told this agency that they knew that the truth would set them free, as it did through the High Court dismissal.
The first applicant, Keyamuina Mungendje who is also the former party coordinator in Omaheke, told this agency that although they were convinced that they had a case judging from the merits thereof, they expected that technicalities could change the outcome of the case.