Politicians and youth should act lawfully: Ndeitunga

28 Jan 2019 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 28 JAN 2019 (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)'s Inspector-General, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga, has appealed to politicians and the youth of the country to campaign lawfully and not politicise land issues as this is an election year.
In an interview with Nampa on Monday, Ndeitunga emphasised that it is unacceptable to grab land, despite the challenges, and the land issue should not be used as a political tactic against the police.
“People are politicising things and they use the actions we have taken against those that are grabbing land to politicise their own things,” Ndeitunga said.
Ndeitunga added that the citizens know when they are used in schemes by politicians to create controversy and status.
“Our citizens are very awake because if you are elite and they see you are a leader who is inciting people to be unruly, they might not elect you because they see you are not a good leader,” he continued.
He also recognised the fact that youth have needs and challenges when it comes to land but added that everything in society should to done lawfully.
“We are not saying people do not have necessity [and] urgent need of those facilities but what we are saying is that we should not allow chaos and anarchy because democracy does not mean anarchy and chaos,” Ndeitunga made clear.
“You can criticise how the business in your country is run in a responsible way,” he stressed.
More than 100 residents of Otjiwarongo on 21 January 2019 attempted to grab unserviced municipal land in the new Ombili informal settlement where they accused the local authority councillors of “being weak” and do not benefit the community.
Earlier last year, about 250 people grabbed land in the Goreangab informal settlement in Windhoek, where the perpetrators said they are left behind even though they followed the requisite procedures in the application for land.