Swapo suspends governor, councillors

12 June 2019 | Politics



Otjozondjupa governor Otto Ipinge and three regional councillors as well as two local authority leaders in Grootfontein have been suspended from all Swapo activities with immediate effect. The six are accused of undermining the elected leadership of Swapo in the region. They have also been accused of conducting illegal and “unauthorised renewal of mandates” within districts of Otjiwarongo and Grootfontein. Among those suspended are Okahandja constituency councillor Steve Boois, his Otjiwarongo counterpart Julius Neumbo as well as Nelao Amagulu, the regional councillor for Grootfontein. Two Grootfontein town councillors Jack Tsanigab and Absai Haimene have also been suspended. “A necessary corollary or consequence of the suspension is that the suspended comrades must forthwith cease to engage themselves in any Swapo Party activities pending pronouncement by the political bureau of the Swapo Party,” said Swapo regional coordinator Susan Hikopua.

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