Around 950 Botswana Ovaherero ready to return to Namibia

08 Mar 2018 08:20am
WINDHOEK, 07 MAR (NAMPA) – A total of 949 Ovaherero living in Botswana have shown interest in being repatriated to Namibia, High Commissioner of Namibia to Botswana, Mbapeua Muvangua has confirmed.
In a recent interview with Nampa, Muvangua said discussions on the matter have been ongoing and relevant information was already forwarded to the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation and Ministry of Land Reform.
The registration and documentation for the repatriation on the part of the Botswana government has been completed, he told Nampa, adding that the finalisation of the process now lies with the Namibian authorities.
Muvangua also stated that in preparation, pens have been erected at the Buitepos and Dobe border posts, where the cattle of those to be repatriated will be held for the required period before entering Namibia.
Approached by Nampa on Tuesday, Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, Frans Kapofi confirmed that such a process is happening between the two governments, but said he first has to table the repatriation issue in Parliament.