Job leaves ‘student’ politics

Former SWAPO Party Youth League leader, Job Amupanda, has left youth politics after turning 30 this week.
SWAPO Secretary of Information and Mobilisation, Helmut Angula, says there is no tradition which says the old guard, including the Tanga group, should give up power to a youthful top four at the ruling party’s elective congress in November.

Job Amupanda has ‘something’ about him that cannot be ignored. In his own way, he is shaking the status quo tree and forcing a discussion of issues that people usually like to shove under the rug and ignore as often as possible. We are by no means cheerleaders for Job or anyone else for that matter.

Pohamba left behind a mess - Job

Firebrand youth politician, Job Amupanda, has launched a scathing attack on former President, Hifikepunye Pohamba, saying that the elderly statesman had “left the party in a mess”, when he resigned as SWAPO president in April 2015. Amupanda, who has expressed an interest in running for either the SWAPO presidency or vice presidency posts at the upcoming ruling party congress, also accused Pohamba of being a “president in absentia”, during his ten years as Head of State from 21 March 2005 to 21 March 2015.


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