PDM doesn't inspire confidence either

14 July 2020 | Opinion

With much controversy engulfing Swapo, the nation tends to forget the misgivings of other political players such as PDM which blatantly violated provisions of Section 47 of the country's constitution. What worries us most is that if it wasn't for Hidipo Hamata and Charmaine Tjirare, PDM members who challenged their removal from the party's National Assembly list, the country would have watched with folded arms as the official opposition tramples on the constitution willy-nilly.

In all likelihood, these two politicians only challenged this situation because it concerned their personal wellbeing. They did not act in the national interest. PDM, being the largest opposition formation and which vies for state power, is already giving clear glimpses of an authoritarian state its leadership would command. Article 47 may not be the best piece of legislation in the land but it remains law. And unless it is scrapped or amended, we are all bound to obeying it. McHenry Venaani remains a political enigma whose true colours remain as foggy as memories of a long night of heavy drinking.

When we thought in him we had a potential true model of democracy, as he often postulates, he removed people from his party's gazetted parliamentary list and replaced with those that were not, even remotely, in contention.

Venaani changed the goalposts in the middle of the game like Admiral General Aladeen from the comedy film 'The Dictator', who shot in the back everyone that ran past him in a fictional Olympic marathon run.

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