Jerry Ekandjo

Shaningwa denies leaving CC meeting unceremoniously

Shaningwa denies leaving CC meeting unceremoniously

Martin Endjala The Swapo Secretary General, Sophia Shaningwa in an interview with the Windhoek Observer stated that she did not storm out of the Central Committee meeting last Friday, but left the meeting as was arranged prior with the chairperson of the CC, party president Hage Geingob. She explained to the Observer that she had to catch a flight at 13h00 for her campaign elsewhere, and therefore informed Geingob that she’ll have to be excused if the meeting takes longer than expected. The central committee meeting only had one agenda point, which was to discuss Jerry Ekandjo’s request to be…
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Geingob always showed mercy to Ekandjo

Geingob always showed mercy to Ekandjo

Martin Endjala The Presidency has taken exception to claims in a local English language daily the President Hage Geingob is deliberately working against Jerry Ekandjo to exclude him from the Swapo Party Vice President race. Ekandjo has lost on number of occasions against Geingob in Swapo election contests such as in 2015 and 2017. ‘’In the past irrespective of the defeats at Swapo Party congresses or the Electoral Colleges, President Geingob has repeatedly come to the rescue of Comrade Ekandjo,’’ the statement that was issued in response to claims by Swapo veteran, Nahas Angula that Ekandjo has reason to feel…
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BTA leadership squabble far from over

BTA leadership squabble far from over

Staff Writer The Blouwes Traditional Authority has been involved in a long battle for recognition after the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development turned down the request to consider Johannes Benjamin Koopman, as chief of the authority five years ago. In 2010, an application to designate Salomon Kooper as the chief of BTA was filed at the then Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development which was approved in October the same year. However, according to documents the application was a breach of Section 4 and 5 of the Traditional Authorities Act and was subsequently withdrawn by…
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