Sophia Shaningwa

Delegates elected in line with party rules-Nicanor

Delegates elected in line with party rules-Nicanor

Martin Endjala SWAPO Party spokesperson, Hilma Nicanor, is saying all delegates elected at districts are eligible to vote in terms of the party’s Article 11. She clarifies this explaining that the party rules are clear who must be a delegate. Nicanor further advises that the party is simply honouring its rules which must be followed by all party members. This comes after leaked information about ineligible delegates having been removed from the congress voting list. It is said that the Oshikoto, //Karas, Hardap and Otjozondjupa regions were the regions that were affected. It is believed that the matter was brought…
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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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Endorsements stifle democracy<br>…Geingob urged not to anoint any candidate

Endorsements stifle democracy
…Geingob urged not to anoint any candidate

Tujoromajo Kasuto Political Analysts have welcomed the fact that President Hage Geingob has so for not endorsed anyone for top positions in the Swapo Party at the upcoming elective congress, stating that it will enhance democracy, competency and candidates who meet the necessary requirements may compete, including for the position of party President. Nomination for the positions is next month in September, it was announced at the weekend’s Central Committee meeting. Political analyst Rui Tyitende notes that the tradition of the sitting President endorsing a candidate of his choice has been the norm since President Nujoma and this practice does…
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Another chance for Helmut amendments

Another chance for Helmut amendments

Martin Endjala The Swapo National Conference for July 1 and 2 will be revisiting the Helmut amendments that have been deferred on more than two occasions at the top Swapo Party leadership meetings in the last two months. This was revealed by the party’s secretary general, Sophia Shaningwa at the conclusion of the district coordinators workshop in Windhoek over the weekend. Shaningwa says that this year requires all party structures and their leadership to adhere to the rules and procedures as well as to the Party Constitution, ahead of the party’s congress as well as the policy conference. “The party…
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Media should “leave Swapo business alone” – Shaningwa

Media should “leave Swapo business alone” – Shaningwa

Tujoromajo Kasuto SECRETARY General (SG) of the Swapo Party of Namibia, Sophia Shaningwa, says the media fraternity should leave Swapo business alone and stop trying to be part and privy to the SGs explicit functions and duties. Shaningwa further points out that her ill treatment by members of the media fraternity is a response to the hostility she has experienced from the media and the allegations they have made about her. However, she remains tight lipped on completion of the party’s headquarters and if whether it will be hosting the Seventh Elective Congress there. “You people are allergic to Swapo…
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Shaningwa demands Ya Nangolo’s public apology

Tujoromajo Kasuto Swapo Party of Namibia, Secretary General (SG), Sophia Shaningwa, says the party will not issue and sign off a membership card to Phil Ya Nangolo until he has publicly apologised to the party's Founding President, Sam Nujoma, other leaders and the party’s general membership. Shaningwa at a press conference on Monday to clarify issues regarding the application for Swapo Party membership by Ya Nangolo, says the apology was set as a condition for his -readmission to the ruling party. “Being cognisant of the fact that Ya Nangolo has previously been a critic of the party and its leadership,…
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Ndjarakana dumps SWAPO over genocide

Ndjarakana dumps SWAPO over genocide

STAFF WRITER THE Executive Director in the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana, has resigned from the Swapo Party of Namibia. In a letter addressed to party Secretary General, Sophia Shaningwa, Ua-Ndjarakana says he was dumping the ruling party because Swapo has turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the plight of the descendants of the victims of the 1904-1908 genocide in which they lost everything including ancestral land. An estimated 100 000 Ovaherero, 10 000 Nama and an undisclosed number of San people were annihilated in the brutal aggression unleashed on them by German colonisers.…
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Shaningwa tells LPM to fight own battles …as LPM accuses Swapo of staging pistol affair

Shaningwa tells LPM to fight own battles …as LPM accuses Swapo of staging pistol affair

Andrew Kathindi Swapo Party of Namibia Secretary General, Sophia Shaningwa, says the ruling party will not be drawn into a war of words with the Landless People’s Movement (LPM). LPM Member of Parliament, Utaara Mootu on Friday, 23 July, claimed that an incident in which a security monitoring system at parliament is alleged to have picked up a gun in LPM’s lawyer, Patrick Kauta’s briefcase, was orchestrated by Swapo in a move of desperation to frame the LPM legal representatives. “Swapo is not going to fight other people’s battles. Let them fight their own battles and leave Swapo Party alone,”…
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Swapo Headquarters completion a surprise

Swapo Headquarters completion a surprise

Swapo Party of Namibia Secretary General (SG), Sophia Shaningwa, says the completion of its headquarters is a surprise. Shaningwa says the party decided to keep the construction of its headquarters under wraps from the public. “We have taken the decision that when we are constructing it, it should be covered. So that you people cannot know what we are doing inside and the day when it opens, you see your surprise,” She states. She is tight lipped about the completion date saying “I don’t see any reason, why the Windhoek Observer should be concerned with regards to the completion of…
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Shaningwa ignores Geingob’s orders

Shaningwa ignores Geingob’s orders

Staff reporter It is alleged that Swapo Secretary-General, Sophia Shaningwa, continues to defy an order issued by President Hage Geingob to apologise to Okorukambe district coordinator, Frans Murangi, for having removed him from his position in 2017, in place of another candidate despite the ruling party having endorsed his election. The matter arises after Murangi was summoned before the Swapo party politburo earlier this year after being deemed disruptive in the region by Shaningwa. Murangi, however, explained to Geingob that he had been endorsed and appointed by the politburo in 2017 but a delegation led by Shaningwa had instead appointed…
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