We don't trust our government - Rukoro on genocide

March 1, 2018, 5:21pm

OvaHerero Paramount Chief, Vekuii Rukoro has maintained that there is evidence of government having sabotaged the payment of reparations to the OvaHerero and Nama from the genocide case. 

Rukoro who introduced himself at a University of Namibia public lecture alongside Professor Henning Melber as the Sam Nujoma of the genocide against the German government, indicated that there were many reasons why he lacked trust in the government.   

He said serious allegations have been made of secret agreements made soon after independence involving the Namibian government in a report by a reputable German foundation penned by Professor Jan Grofe, titled The prospects of success for the OvaHerero lawsuit against the Deutsche Bank for crimes committed during the German colonial times. 

The said agreement which involved development aid coupled with aid given to the liberation movement has made the payment of reparations to the OvaHerero and Namas void, said Rukoro quoting from the report.