AR land issue judgement pushed forward

Maria Hamutenya

Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement is set to hear whether President Hage Geingob will have to comply with an agreement he signed with the organisation in 2015 after the High Court postponed its judgement to next Tuesday, 16 February.

AR Lawyer, Kadhila Amoomo, said the judgement was still to be finalised by Justice Orben Sibeya.

The government in 2015 struck a deal with AR leader, Job Amupanda, to service 200 000 plots on urban land countrywide.

Amoomo said it was an interlocutory application, “it is not fatal, whether we win or lose, it does not stop the case” adding that it is not a final judgement.

“It is just a side issue that emerged between the parties, it has nothing to do with the main issue. If we lose, the case would not have been dismissed and if we win, it does not mean that we are going to get the plots,” said Amoomo.

He added that President Geingob would be bound by the judgement but it will not be a final judgment.

“It has nothing to do with whether the president must give the plots or not, it’s a legal issue that arouse on the papers,” said Amoomo.

The government was supposed to immediately embark on servicing 200 000 plots countrywide and between 29 July and 5 August 2015 identified land countrywide must have been cleared

This followed after the AR led by Amupanda, Dimbulukeni Nauyoma and George Kambala, supported massive land related strikes. The movement then threatened to take land by force if applications for plots were not processed and approved by July 2015 by various municipalities.

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