Opposition are 'baby donkeys' - Swartbooi

14 November 2019 | Local News

Landless People's Movement (LPM) leader Bernadus Swartbooi has described fellow opposition parties as “young donkeys” that are being led around by their noses by Swapo.

According to him, these political parties have always been a part of Swapo and have moved with the party for years.

“That is why they have never been able to be a proper opponent for Swapo. Some of these parties even ask Swapo ministers for permission to ask questions or take a stance in parliament,” claimed Swartbooi.

He added that even a donkey foal grows up after 30 years and takes the position of their mother, but Namibian political parties remain foals.

He also urged Khorixas residents and subjects of Damara king Justus //Garoeb not to allow Swapo to use them again to boost President Hage Geingob's votes. He was speaking at the launch of the LPM's manifesto at the town last weekend.

//Garoeb's United Democratic Front (UDF) mobilised votes for Geingob in the run-up to the 2014 presidential election.

Swartbooi cautioned Khorixas residents not to be fooled again during the launch of the LPM manifesto at the town.

He told them to keep in mind that Geingob used the same votes and support of the UDF to insult and disrespect //Garoeb.

“So I am telling you, his nation, do not allow them to use you to get votes for Hage Geingob to get to a position which he has used to disregard Justus,” said Swartbooi.



Out of touch

Swartbooi said political parties who brag when they have bought a fleet of 40 cars just to mobilise their voters over the next 19 days are out of touch with the living conditions of these voters.

“Forty cars are worth a few million dollars. That political party could have built a house or two or paid bursaries for a few learners. So when you go and vote, do not only think of Swapo but about the foals running behind Swapo,” he urged.



Eye-blind

Swartbooi told Khorixas residents that three months ago there was no development in their town, but suddenly a month before the elections trenches are dug and machines are moved around.

“They want to fool you… so you go and vote for Swapo. After the elections the machines will vanish, there will be no money to put concrete into those trenches; the politicians and machines will disappear one by one,” he said.

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