‘Struggle kids’ take on LPM

20 Nov 2018 19:00pm
WINDHOEK, 20 NOV (NAMPA) – The children of the liberation struggle on Monday issued a warning to the leadership of the Landless People’s Movement (LPM) not to use their name in the party’s indirect campaigning for the upcoming 2019 general elections.
The leadership of the LPM includes former Deputy Minister of Land Reform Bernadus Swartbooi and political activist Henry Seibeb.
Speaking at media briefing in the capital, Shapaka Paulus, a spokesperson of the ‘struggle kids’ said that as children of the liberation struggle, they “cannot just sit back and watch those trying to sabotage the hard-earned peace of the country for their own selfish reasons”.
“We cannot say nothing, therefore we wish to make it clear that what is happening in the south is a clear campaign for next year’s general election and not what they claim it is,” said Paulus.
He was referring to protest action in the Hardap and //Kharas regions by communities against the appointment of ‘struggle kids’ in government jobs over local unemployed youth.
“We warn the LPM leaders and their sheep not to use our name for their own political gain. They want to cause chaos in the country that was liberated through blood and sacrifice,” he children of the liberation struggle said.
They further made it clear that people in this country are “vigilant and open minded and can never allow themselves to be ruled by an angry man (Swartbooi) who is full of hate for other Namibians”.
“Tell him that what he started in the south is not in the interest of the Namibian nation as blood can never be the choice of the people who understand what peace means to them,” stressed Shapaka.
He said when Namibians were fighting for this country, they fought for all Namibians without looking at region, tribe, gender, colour or belief, “so every Namibian is allowed to work anywhere in the country”.