The big wigs of the Affirmative Repositioning Movement (AR) are at each other’s throats relating to alleged financial mismanagement, misuse and bullying of other members.
This revealed evident in a warning letter to the leader of the movement Job Amupanda penned by AR spokesperson, Simon Amunime and AR election coordinator Paulus Paulus.
IN the letter the two unleashed their anger in a scathing manner to AR activist in Chief Job Amupanda, who they are accusing of character assassination, as well as implicating them in financial scandals.
They say if he does not stop tarnishing their names they will be left with no option but to expose his alleged dirty dealings to the public, the ACC and the Namibian Police, for using the AR office for self-gratification and taking bribes from individuals and businesses to fight their battles.
“As matured adults and disciplined activists of this movement, we have been ignoring such allegations from you, of us, apparently eating up the movement’s money and that of the FIX Namibia Sms campaign, which are alleged to be spread by you to various activists, whilst you know very well that it is people like Kambala, Amunime, Dee, Pau Pau, Amushelelo and many other activists that hustle to fund and volunteer for programs of the movement” stated the joint statement by Amunime and Paulus.
“We suspect this is simply because of our strong stance in a meeting where we demanded for a rotation at the City of Windhoek, in which we proposed for both, Job Amupanda and Keister Elago to vacate the two seats at the City of Windhoek, and allow other Activists Such as Dimbulukeni Nauyoma, George Kambala, activist Kapakaye and others to occupy those seats and earn an income,” fumed the duo.
Their sudden revelations, have actually confirmed wide spread speculation that AR’s top leadership was disintegrating, and that there was no brotherly love anymore.
Its further alleged that, Amupanda and Elago who are employed and earning a standard living, refused to vacate the seat to allow others to earn an from the political job.
The angry activists wanted to know why two local authority councillor betrayed the movement.
“What is the harm in allowing other Activists to take up the seats at Cow and allow them to prove their leadership and allow them make a living with that N$30 000 allowance a month each, from council whilst serving the residents of Windhoek at the best of their abilities? Since many of these Activists are unemployed and are blacklisted by the regime of the day because of their association to the movement, this is despite them having various post-secondary qualifications.”
It is further alleged that Amupanda wants others to carry the workload of the movement voluntarily, and takes issue with those who opt to seek employment elsewhere as a means of earning a living, just like they’re double dipping from multiple sources of income.
“This is not new, even in the revolutionary guide, you and yourself decided that Amunime must be serving at the AR headquarters as spokesperson on a fulltime basis on a voluntary basis without his consent. Subsequently when Amunime decided to seek employment and left the AR headquarters, you became bitter and began all your lies about him being compromised and involving his name with some imaginary lost money. While Knowing that Amunime has three degrees and busy with the 4th qualification, therefore under no circumstances will we allow ourselves to be your volunteers serving at your behest,” the duo charged further.
They warned Amupanda to make peace and desist from spreading further lies.
“Clearly, you are a very selfish and greedy individual, who is good at using other people, especially those younger than you, for your own gratification, own political upward mobility and political expediency. George Kambala and Dee Nauyoma are clear and good example of that, the two remain unemployed and without income because they must be running your political agendas on a full time basis while you are fully employed at Unam,” read the statement dated 12 July, and titled “last warning.”