Sam’s journey to Namibia’s heart

18 September 2020 | Opinion

Brian Gonteb and Usko Shivute



Namibia; who is she, who is this girl… no, not a girl any more, she has come of age, she is a young lady, running about 30 years now, 2.5 million kids, she knows things, but as things go, she has been through a lot in her young life. Ae, must we now discuss this, okay, you see, up to now she has only known married men, in fact three up to now. At the moment she is talking to a guy that came, 'Hage, also married. The one before him, Hifike, ah, just a gentleman, one of these intellectuals - always looking worried for other people's problems, mathematical theorems and so forth. Omes, don't do that, it's too much. But he came to his senses and went back to his marital home. I don't know how Namibia keeps attracting only married guys. This thing seemingly started with a certain Sam, and those who know apparently also know that this thing is still on, but leave it there - first cut is the deepest type of situation I am forced to gather, but what do I know.

However; before we continue, friends, it's important: Romans 13 verse 1: “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God”.

All praise be to the creator, God the Father, and Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour, and the Holy One that He leaves for us to judge us and give us council for our own discernment, Jesu.

Okay, now Sam was already involved with Kovambo, it was one of these arranged traditional marriages, but he loved her from the go anyway so there were no issues, he is but a man. I know these types of guys, they tend to love when they love you know, it's difficult, man. But Sam, as it always is with any young man, started to grapple with the 'why' question: “Why, please, why must I, Sam, be limited to only one woman? Do I not also have the appetite of a smiling young lion, a beast of his domain? Of course, we must understand, he only developed this notion after he had caught a glimpse of this young thing, Namibia - og ne - this was at the mall in Walvis, the time he was working there at the railways. But he got her number that day.

Namibia, she is curvature, balance, semblance, thinking about this makes me such that I don't agree inwardly, just no agreement, at this point, no man; go see yourself, let's not now get excited over another guy's issues. No, chief, Sam was done the moment their eyes connected. It is still not clear which eye met which first, but she rewired the guy completely.

It's love, man, it has a way that it just does that thing to you, I know. She and her beauty that he so deeply craved now threatened his whole world view, his equilibrium and inner man, deep stuff, chief.

Ae man, those days at Unam, Prof Hangula used to assert: “Man is mortal; Hangula is a man; Hangula is mortal.” These are the lions that frighten me at night, and I pray my reasoning never fails me, and should it, I forbid, lions implore me that I return to Unam with the demand that they reimburse me my tuition that our late parents paid with their hard-earned cash, just in case, should my reasoning fail. I must therefore always try, but thus far Prof, I find no problem.

If allowed, I would like to make mention of the fact that there is opinion in some quarters that we not let the efforts, sacrifices, pain, loss, blood, sweat and labour, hard decisions of our forebears go to waste at the hands of tribalism and her sisters greed, tender money, baseless out of alignment perversions of politicking, self-importance, misplaced pride, disrespect of elders-cultureless-ness, the love of self, loss of general appetite for humility, customs etc.

That God found a way finally to get Namibia to freedom through Sam and the whole crew. No one was excluded, not even the opposition. All the leaders that made sensibly notable strides and impressions in lives of all Namibians are a feat, chief, these things make me feel personal and lonely, come on, why must young men slander elder men in parliament, and in the media, are we trying to prove a point that defeats its own devises, forgetting these guys brought to bear freedom and liberation? But slander, chief, is this a reasonable, good and healthy example to the younger, is it trickery perhaps, will they not in turn do this to you in your old age when at the least you need respect?

Why must I now kamma walk behind Sam and other elders to now kamma find dirt on what they may or may not have done in the interest of my own freedom. Etse, what is this logic, that I be so free today as to slander and disrespect, instead of listening to their reasoning and learning how to run things when they are no more? Now we must watch action in parliament, plus now corona on top. This is what ambition does, when you don't accept your own purpose that God built you for, you are in constant competition for the other's domain.

In hindsight, it indicates achievement on the part of the liberation crew, in that it was exactly what these cats had in mind that their kind also get a chance to participate in the law-making process while they are alive, so they indeed are witnessing their own handiwork.

Now with Hage, this enigma needs to be understood in a class of his own.

Hage has a track record. Let's think, bra, let us all throw our ultimate support behind him until the next elections. We work according to democratic principles - elections to select leaders as enshrined in our beautiful constitution. Hage must have had vision, planning, this is why he likes them young, if they are to be his life companion. His wife is a role model, it is beautiful, beauty and her beast. We must keep our Bible and Lord Jesus Christ, His Holy Ghost as compass. The fight is long over, those years when we started rebuilding, in the '90s we said, “Unity in Diversity”.

May the name of our Lord Jesus, whose powers transcend time and space, always be with each one of us.

Selah, until we talk again.

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