12 April 2021 | Opinion
Amupanda was single-handedly responsible for the fall of defence minister Peter Vilho, whom he accused of corruption, prompting President Hage Geingob to summon his under-pressure former military general to State House.
But while gloating in his moment of glory, Amupanda has been scrutinised especially against perceptions that he deliberately looks away when corruption is deemed to involve his associates.
This could be true – and it’s not only Amupanda who is guilty of this. All of us are, in our own way and sometimes sub-conscious mind, subjective. This a natural trait of human beings who, in their creation and genetic make-up, are subjective beings.
For example, it would be imprudent to expect the chief of police to arrest his own son, or a judge to send his beloved daughter to jail for murder. Someone else has to do it.
Political truth is never neutral, objective or absolute – that’s why it’s political. We therefore need more than just Amupanda in the battlefield against corruption because if we leave the fight to the AR leader alone, some cases which may involve his kith and kin will go unchallenged.
Society functions as a puzzle where pieces can only hold if put together. Where Amupanda is weak or subjective, another person must come to the party and step up.