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Vol 37 No 19

Published 20th September 1996


No more Nujoma

The President seems to want five more years, despite what the constitution says

President Sam Nujoma seems unhappy about the rule that he must hand over to a successor at the turn of the century. His democratic credentials have not been enhanced by the ministerial reshuffle on 12 September, announced to the press before he told the ministers themselves. Finance Minister Helmut Angula, one of Nujoma's political rivals, was swapped with Agriculture Minister Nangolo Mbumba. AndNujomaappearstohavefloutedtheconstitutionby appointing Ephraim Kasuto as Ombudsman without reference to the Judicial Services Commission.

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