Former Otjiwarongo SPEC treasurer resigns from party

19 Nov 2018 12:20pm
OTJIWARONGO, 19 NOV (NAMPA) - Former Swapo-Party Elders Council treasurer for the Otjiwarongo District Benjamin Khairabeb, who has been on suspension since March 2015, has quit the ruling party.
Khairabeb was charged with serious misconduct after he allegedly held unauthorised meetings and attempted to persuade party members to consider him for the position of councillor on the Otjiwarongo Town Council during the November 2014 Regional and Local Authority Elections.
He objected to the accusations levelled against him, claiming that there were party members at Otjiwarongo with agendas against him.
He told Nampa on Monday that he handed over his resignation letter to the party’s head office in Otjiwarongo last Thursday.
In the letter seen by this news agency, Khairabeb stated that he resigned because his suspension has been dragging on for a long time without a disciplinary hearing or any other action. He also claimed to have been treated unfairly.
“I am left with no option but to resign,” he said.
Khairabeb said he wants to take a break from politics and concentrate on his personal life.
Swapo’s co-ordinator for Otjozondjupa, Susan Hikopua on Monday said she heard about his resignation at the regional office last week, but has not received the letter yet.
She then told this agency that as soon as she is back in office on Wednesday, she will organise a meeting with Khairabeb to discuss his resignation.
Khairabeb joined Swapo in 1978.