Angula distances SWAPO from SME Bank woes

SWAPO Party stalwart and Secretary for Information and Publicity, Helmut Angula, has claimed that the ruling party was not aware of the challenges facing the defunct SME Bank prior to its takeover by the Bank of Namibia at the beginning of March.
Firebrand SWAPO politician and former Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture, Kazenambo Kazenambo, says robust debate is key in the maturity of any political system, including the ruling party.

Sole candidacy rejected

Five regional coordinators have rejected the notion of a sole candidate for the upcoming SWAPO elective congress, stating that the move would be unconstitutional and undemocratic.

SWAPO internal squabbles intensify

SWAPO Party’s internal squabbles have reared their ugly in Grootfontein with unseated District Coordinator, Abisai Haimene, refusing to vacate the party’s office, three months after a new leadership was sworn into office.
Some members of the SWAPO Khomas Regional Executive Committee have revealed to the Windhoek Observer that the decision by the region to publicly endorse President Hage Geingob as the party president was not a unanimous decision.

Mbumba hijacks Oshikoto election

SWAPO Secretary General, Nangolo Mbumba, stands accused of sabotaging Armas Amukoto’s political prospects after he barred him from contesting the regional treasurer position at last week’s Oshikoto Regional Conference, citing a pending investigation by the Office of the Ombudsman.

SWAPO’s deepening leadership crisis

SWAPO is bursting from within. The party is in a leadership crisis of unprecedented proportions – doused with persistent constitutional violations engineered from the top to achieve self-serving political ends and to satisfy personal egos.
Former SWAPO Member of Parliament and Deputy Minister of Land Reform, Bernadus Swartbooi, has taken a swipe at the ruling party, labelling its leaders as corrupt.

Pohamba avoids confirming Hage

Former SWAPO President, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has ducked confirming President Hage Geingob as president of the party in his response to an enquiry by the Windhoek Observer.

‘SWAPO women president a distant dream’

Namibian women continue to be relatively marginalised in politics despite emerging trends on the continent where women are increasingly playing very important and active roles in politics, political analyst, Henning Melber, has said.
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