UDF, Nudo pay homage to Schimming-Chase

15 Mar 2018 13:20pm
By Edward Mumbuu Jnr
WINDHOEK, 15 MAR (NAMPA) - Nora Schimming-Chase was an “outstanding Namibian servant”, United Democratic Front (UDF) President Apius Auchab has said.
Paying tribute to the late liberation icon, diplomat and politician in an interview with Nampa on Wednesday, Auchab said Schimming-Chase fought until the very end.
Schimming-Chase died on Tuesday in the Paramount Private Hospital in Windhoek. She was 77.
Auchab said her passing has robbed Namibia of a person who left deep tracks in Parliament and by extension, the political landscape of the country.
“UDF will always remember Nora as a champion of human rights. A person with a sharp intellect. A mentor of generations of diplomats,” he said, before extending his condolences to the bereaved family.
Equally full of praise for the late Schimming-Chase was President of the National Unity Democratic Organisation, Asser Mbai, who said she was well read and articulate.
“Above all, she hailed from the generation of Katjikururume [Chief Hosea Kutako] who worked closely with her father. She grew under the wings of political masters and visionary people,” said Mbai.
He added that she had outstanding oratory skills and was well-versed in international law.
Mbai said her passing has left a huge void in Namibian politics as she belonged to a generation of few “iconoclasts” the country has produced.
“This is a great loss to us as Namibians, Members of Parliament and for political parties,” he said.
President Hage Geingob has accorded her a State funeral.
A memorial service will be held in her honour at Parliament Gardens on Friday.