Chief Kambausuka calls for unity amongst Ovaherero communities

26 Aug 2019 12:40pm
OKAHANDJA, 26 AUG (NAMPA) – A senior leader of the OtjikaTjamuaha Royal House (Red Flag Regiment), Mbajoroka Kambausuka has called on the Ovaherero communities to unite and do away with the ongoing fights amongst themselves irrespective of the group they represent.
Red Flag Day, also known as Otjiserandu Day, marks the remembrance of the life of Chief Samuel Maharero and the great struggle against Germany troops.
Speaking to this News Agency on the side line at those commemorations at Okahandja on Saturday, Kambausuka urged all different communities of the Ovaherero communities to unite, treat each other as one family and do away with divisive instigation.
He stressed that he does not want the youth to emulate this bad example of divisions by the elders as it does not take them anywhere.
“I wish the young people do not emulate what their elders are doing because they do not know what has transpired between the two factions that led to the division that is now eminent in the community. I wish that everybody especially the young people stay away from that division because is not what we want,” he stated.
Also speaking to Nampa, 66-year-old Jacob Maendo who attended the event expressed that he is ashamed of the current fights among the Ovaherero people as if they are not one people.
He echoed the same sentiments saying the future generations should not follow the bad example of divisions but rather preserve the peace the forefathers fought for.
“Where are we heading to? What we need is unity, the two groups need to sit down and discuss the way forward,” he advised.
It is alleged that members of the OtjikaTjamuaha Royal House on Thursday attempted to light the holy fire at the premises owned by Ovaherero Traditional Authority (OTA) to commemorate the Red Flag Day in remembrance of Maharero, but were intercepted by members of OTA who attacked them, destroyed their flag and other properties.