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Vol 49 No 23

Published 14th November 2008


Namibia

Nujoma's grasp

The ex-President's loyalists obstruct and may destroy his successor's gentler government

The intolerance is wider, as indicated by calls to oust suspected RDP members from their jobs, in or outside the public sector. During the recent election campaign for the new Omuthiya local authority in the north, Lands and Resettlement Minister Jerry Ekandjo, who doubles as SWAPO Information and Publicity Secretary, called on members to boycott businesses run by RDP members and to get them out of their jobs. He was said to have referred to Hamutenya as 'Satan'.

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