Zeraeua Traditional Authority pays tribute to Elifas

30 Mar 2019 15:30pm
WINDHOEK, 30 MAR (NAMPA) - The Zeraeua Traditional Authority on Friday paid tribute to the late Ondonga Traditional Authority leader, Immanuel Kauluma Elifas.
Elifas died Tuesday aged 86.
In a media statement, Chief Manasse Christian Zeraeua said the work of the National Council of Traditional Leaders is testament to the power of his traditional leadership.
Elifas was the council’s chairperson.
“King Immanuel Kauluma Elifas’s tireless efforts earned him the respect of millions who were inspired by his commitment to traditional norms and customs, women’s empowerment, and the eradication of poverty,” Zeraeua said.
He said Kauluma also had an impact on the future direction of the role of traditional authorities in Namibia and earned respect from all.
“Since his ascendance to the throne in 1975, the king played a pivotal role in promoting local development and upholding unity amongst his subjects and beyond. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” Zeraeua said.
Elifas will be buried at the royal family cemetery at Olukonda village on 13 April.