APP youth suspended

The APP has become the latest opposition party to be beset by leadership squabbles.

16 July 2018 | Local News

The All People's Party (APP) has suspended the president of its youth league, Sebastian Ntjamba, as well as two other youth wing members, Kaghugongo Shinereshu and Hendrick Haikera, for what it described as disrespectful conduct.

“Their behaviour is out of order and we have decided to suspend them. They have shown disrespect. They have even been using vulgar language,” party secretary-general Vincent Kanyetu told Namibian Sun.

Kanyetu said the trio had conducted themselves in a disrespectful manner.

“Over the past two weeks, they have shown that they have a different agenda to the party,” he said.

Disciplinary proceedings would be instituted against the trio, Kanyetu added.

Ntjamba said his suspension was as a result of a bid to run for the party's presidency.

According to him, party president Ignatius Shixwameni was not fulfilling his role well and had missed a lot of parliamentary sessions.

He added there was support within the APP to elect a new party president and Shixwameni only had the support of the Kavango East Region.

“We want a change in leadership. Many regions feel that we need a change of leadership, if the party is going to do well in the 2019 elections,” Ntjamba said.

According to him, the suspensions will not succeed, and if push comes to shove, the suspended trio will take the matter to court.

“They are not going to get that right,” Ntjamba said.

With the APP's elective congress due in November, he was confident he will be elected as its new president.

“I am going to stand for presidency in November. I am going to be president,” Ntjamba said.

Haikera said the party's elders were refusing to move with the times and felt threatened by the trio.

“They are showing us that they are refusing to change. They want us to clap all the time; when they say jump, we must ask how high,” Haikera said.

He reiterated the party's leadership was opposed to change.

“They are fearing that we might bring a lot of change to the organisation. They are refusing to move with the times,” he said.

Haikera added they would not relent in their quest to change the party.

“We will not stop, we are winning.”


Similar News


Gentle giant falls

4 hours ago | Local News

Former Prime Minister and Swapo veteran, Dr Theo-Ben Gurirab, has been described as a doyen of Namibian diplomacy, as tributes continue to pour in after...

Zim family sues for US$1m, Air Nam planes impounded

4 hours ago | Local News

A court order has been issued in Zimbabwe to impound Air Namibia planes, after a family in the neighbouring country sued Namibia's national carrier for...

Nored electrifies Oshihau

4 hours ago | Local News

Nored, through its social responsibility programme, commissioned the electrification of Oshihau village in the Omusati Region at the weekend.Oshihau, in the Onesi constituency, like many...

APP youth suspended

4 hours ago | Local News

The All People's Party (APP) has suspended the president of its youth league, Sebastian Ntjamba, as well as two other youth wing members, Kaghugongo Shinereshu...

SME Bank staff in loans write-off bid

4 hours ago | Local News

Former Bank staff are adamant that government should write-off the loans they received from the bank, while also agitating for better severance packages.This follows the...

Treason charges withdrawn… for now

4 hours ago | Local News

A treason case involving members of the Caprivi Concerned Group (CCG) has been provisionally withdrawn, so further investigations can be carried out.Six CCG members were...

Sperrgebiet to be opened for tourism

4 hours ago | Local News

To improve access to the Tsau //Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park, the tourism ministry aims to reduce the boundaries of Diamond Area No. 1 by de-gazetting...

Lawyer seeks farm eviction order

4 hours ago | Local News

A Windhoek lawyer is seeking an eviction order against an auctioneer and two others, who she wants ejected from her farm in the Dordabis area...

APP a kutha miilonga iilyo itatu yewawa lyaanyasha ye

4 hours ago | Local News

Ongundu yoAll People's Party (APP) oya kutha miilonga omupresidende gwewawa lyaanyasha mongundu ndjoka, Sebastian Ntjamba, oshowo iilyo yilwe iyali yewawa ndyoka, Kaghugongo Shinereshu oshowo...

Haufiku a hala ku tulwe miilonga elelo lyuundjolowele

4 hours ago | Local News

Haufiku okwa popi kutya ekateko lyomalunduluko ngoka taga ningwa mompango ndjoka, otali etitha woo ekateko megandjo lyomayakulo gopaundjolowele gongushu moshigwana.Minista okwa popi kutya omolwa omalunduluko...

Latest News

Informal sector a big player

4 hours ago | Economics

NDAMA NAKASHOLELocal tax experts say the informal sector plays an important role in the economy and should be treated as such.Following the circulation of leaflets...

A sad indictment on Africa

4 hours ago | Opinion

Much has been said about the dismal performances by African nations at the just-ended 2018 Fifa World Cup.None of Africa's five teams made it past...

Five regions vie to host...

4 hours ago | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMIFive regions have announced their interest to host the 2019 and 2020 editions of the Newspaper Cup.The Namibia Football Association (NFA) announced on Thursday...

Why crowd favourites failed at...

4 hours ago | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMI The 2018 Russia World Cup surely had its ups and downs. Drama and suspense was the order of the day...

United Arab Emirates pledges­ US$10...

4 hours ago | Economics

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has pledged to invest US$10 billion in South Africa's economy, including the tourism and mining sectors, the South African presidency...

Baby Warriors off to Mauritius

4 hours ago | Sports

NFA The Baby Warriors have left for Mauritius to compete in the Cosafa Under-17 championship, as they look to replicate the success of their compatriots,...

Sharks progress to Super Rugby...

4 hours ago | Sports

The Sharks clinched a 20-10 win over the Jaguares in Durban on Saturday to book a place in the knockout stages of the Super Rugby...

Battle between former Tekkie Town...

4 hours ago | Business

Shoe retailer Tekkie Town was bought by Steinhoff International in late 2016. It was later transferred to STAR, the JSE-listed company that contains Steinhoff's African...

Don't panic... it's Tshwarangango II

4 hours ago | International

The defence ministry has requested members of the public not to panic when they see a number of Namibian Defence Force (NDF) vehicles travelling along...

Load More