Henny Seibeb

LPM wants corporates to develop communities

LPM wants corporates to develop communities

Martin Endjala The Landless People’s Movement is questioning the level of commitment of corporates to develop local communities where they operate. LPM says businesses, particularly mining companies are not ploughing back into the communities where they do business, resulting in the mushrooming of informal settlements across the Country. The party wants these companies to be held accountable. These sentiments were expressed by LPM Deputy Leader Henny Seibeb and the Youth Student Command Element leader Duminga Ndala. During today’s press conference held at the LPM headquarter in Windhoek under the theme mining and local development they particularly singled out Usakos, Omaruru…
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Seibeb calls Katjavivi an “evil old man”

Eba Kandovazu Deputy Leader of the Landless People’s Movement, Henny Seibeb, is calling on National Assembly Speaker, Peter Katjavivi to resign, characterizsing him “an evil old man”. Seibeb remarks after Katjavivi refused to hand him minutes from the Privileges and Immunity Committee’s meetings, which found him and fellow LPM leader, Bernadus Swaartboi, guilty following their conduct in Parliament during the State of the Nation Address by President Hage Geingob in April. The Committee has recommended: a reprimand; a fine not exceeding the value of a month's salary or a reduction of salary or allowances for a period not exceeding 15…
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Hinda insists Seibeb is “exaggerating” assault

Hinda insists Seibeb is “exaggerating” assault

Eba Kandovazu SWAPO Party Member of Parliament (MP), Maureen Hinda, says Landless People's Movement (LPM) leader, Henny Seibeb, is exaggerating in alleging that she slapped him in the face and his spectacles subsequently broke. Hinda describes the situation as a "Kindergarten story" and a botched trap by Seibeb that did not go according to his plans. A criminal case, according to Seibeb, has been opened with a Windhoek police station. Hinda, however, says she was not made aware of the criminal charge. The incident, she says, happened during an adjournment after LPM MP Utaara Mootu approached Hinda to ask why…
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No gun detected in LPM lawyer’s bag at Parliament . . . detection due to machine malfunction wrongfully

No gun detected in LPM lawyer’s bag at Parliament . . . detection due to machine malfunction wrongfully

Eba Kandovazu NATIONAL Assembly Speaker, Peter Katjavivi, has responded to allegations that a gun was planted in the bag of lawyer, Patrick Kauta, at Parliament building. Kauta represented Bernardus Swartbooi and Henny Seibeb at the Privileges Committee. Katjavivi denied the gun claims, saying that the gun image randomly appeared on the monitor. Katjavivi further explains that a modern scanning machine, which has a function called Threat Imagine Projection (TIP) to project knives, guns, scissors, etc, is used at the National Assembly check point. According to Katjavivi, TIP images appear randomly from time to time, and it was a coincidence that…
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Swartbooi, Seibeb feels penalty unclear

Swartbooi, Seibeb feels penalty unclear

Eba Kandovazu THE Landless People's Movement (LPM) is claiming that the penalty recommendations by the National Assembly privileges and immunities committee have not properly been communicated, nor are they clear. LPM’s Spokesperson, Eneas Emvula, says the party's next course of action will only be determined once the penalty against Bernadus Swartbooi and Henny Seibeb are clear. The penalties recommended by the committee are; a reprimand, a fine not exceeding the value of a month's salary or twice the value of the unethically-derived benefit or a reduction of salary or allowances for a period not exceeding 15 days. The committee yesterday…
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LPM wants Otjiwarongo top official booted out

LPM wants Otjiwarongo top official booted out

Staff Writer THE Landless People’s Movement (LPM) wants the Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, to nullify the election of the Chairperson of Management Committee of the Otjiwarongo municipality, Gothard Hoko. In a strongly worded statement, LPM’s Deputy Leader and Chief Strategist, Henny Seibeb, says the election of Hoko (Swapo) was not procedural as his nomination was not seconded. He also urges the Ministry’s Executive Director, Daniel Nghidinua and Chairperson of the Magistrates’ Commission, Philanda Christiaan, to investigate and nullify “the illegal self-appointed and imposed" Chairperson of Otjiwarongo municipality's Management Committee.’ Hoko was nominated by Hilde Noreses (Swapo)…
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LPM leaders promise to double in NA …as Supreme Court rules in their favour

LPM leaders promise to double in NA …as Supreme Court rules in their favour

Andrew Kathindi Landless People’s Movement (LPM) Leaders, Bernardus Swartbooi and Henny Seibeb, are adamant to double their presence in the National Asembly (NA) following a favourable Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday 4 August. “We hope to see the Honourable Peter Kat (Katjavivi) on the first of September, in parliament. He has no choice. He must let go of all those shenanigans that they plan in the darkness of the cover. They have no choice but to let us come back and to continue to fight,” Seibeb says. Seibeb thinks there was a plan to keep them out of the National…
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LPM leaders skip Parley disciplinary hearing

LPM leaders skip Parley disciplinary hearing

Andrew Kathindi Landless People’s Movement (LPM) leaders, Bernardus Swartbooi and Henny Seibeb, did not attend the Standing Committee on Privileges and Immunities hearing today, Parliament has revealed. The hearing which was concluded today, chaired by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Peter Katjavivi, was focused on their conduct on 15 April during a question and answer session after President Hage Geingob delivered his State of the Nation Address. “They were not in attendance, they chose rather to send their legal representatives. The hearing was concluded unless something else should come up. A report will now be concluded to be submitted…
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Witness delay parliament disciplinary hearing

Witness delay parliament disciplinary hearing

Kandjemuni Kamuiiri and Andrew Kathindi Outstanding witness statements have delayed the on-going matter between Landless People’s Movement (LPM) leaders Bernardus Swartbooi and Henny Seibeb and Parliament. This comes after the two members of Parliament had not submitted themselves to a disciplinary process at Parliament after raising concerns with how the process was being conducted. “The Committee of Privileges sat today. However, the Committee could not do much in relation to the disciplinary process as there are still a few outstanding witnesses’ statements from MPs who some attended the just-ended Pan African Parliament session,” Parliament’s spokesperson, David Nahogandja, said. This comes…
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LPM MPs in Parliament disciplinary meeting no show   …say process is un procedural

LPM MPs in Parliament disciplinary meeting no show …say process is un procedural

Andrew Kathindi Landless People’s Movement (LPM) leaders Bernardus Swartbooi and Henny Seibeb did not submit themselves to a Parliamentary disciplinary committee last week after having raised objections to the process. Parliament’s spokesperson, David Nahogandja, confirmed to Windhoek Observer that Swarbooi and Seibeb did not attend a disciplinary meeting that was scheduled for last week Friday, and instead, had written a letter to Parliament through their lawyers with a list of objections. “The Standing Committee of Privileges will meet this week to decide on the way forward, Nahogandja said. LPM spokesperson Eneas Emvula when quizzed by the Windhoek Observer about the…
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