9.12.2019 08:40 am
President Hage Geingob has demanded constitutional amendments to allow for the forceful expropriation of white-owned commercial farms.
Vibrant rows of neatly lined plants grow on a patch once trampled by the cattle of a large commercial farm run by a family of German descent in Namibia.
Before the decision, local media reported a large crowd had gathered outside the court to protest against the granting of bail to the so-called ‘Fishrot six’.
The EFF in South Africa released a statement congratulating its Namibian namesake, saying they did it without their assistance.
The pair reportedly had their passports confiscated after it was found they did not have working permits.
‘By the end of this year… an estimated eight million people [will] require urgent action to save livelihoods,’ said Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food.
‘Everything has come to a standstill, even those who were providing emergency services have given up,’ a senior doctor said.
Monday’s operation was particularly risky because it took place in ‘total darkness’ on a moonless night, but the exact cause of the collision remains unknown.
With a population of 2.45 million, around 1.4 million Namibians are registered to vote.
SWAPO leader Hage Geingob, former dentist and lawyer Panduleni Itula, PDM member McHenry Venaani, and Esther Muinjangue, the first woman to run for president, are the candidates for Wednesday’s election.
Chadema, the main opposition party, as well as five other smaller parties are boycotting the local government elections.
An official said no survivors were expected from a small plane believed to have been carrying 19 passengers and crew.
Our neighbour to the northwest goes to the polls on Wednesday.
This is the latest arrest amid a wider crackdown on dissent in the country.
Chiwenga, who led the ousting of late Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe last year, is suffering from an undisclosed ailment.