Swapo congress delegates set record straight

14 September 2017 | Politics

Swapo's Khomas information and mobilisation officer Mirjam Onesmus has denied being involved in any factions ahead of the much-anticipated Swapo congress in November this year, saying she is guided by the Swapo constitution, rules and procedures.

Onesmus said she is a legitimate member of the ruling party, re-elected to the Khomas executive committee by virtue of her role as information and mobilisation officer.

“I have been an active member of Swapo since 1978 when I was still a student. I have served at section and district levels over the years. I am a cadre of the party who is guided by its constitution, rules and procedures. These things of factions - I don't belong to any, but to the Swapo Party.”

She is also a delegate to the Swapo congress and one of the female nominees for a central committee seat.

During a regional conference last week, she was nominated alongside Nambata Angula, John Elago and prominent businessman Desmond Amunyela for the central committee elections.

“I attended all regional conferences this year and I can't recall a resolution or discussion about candidates. I have never informed anyone about such a thing,” she said.

Elago also told Namibian Sun yesterday that he was elected to serve the masses and not individuals in Swapo.

“We are representing the party and its members and not individuals,” he said.

Elago also denied reports that he was against the candidacy of Swapo acting president, Hage Geingob.





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