Swapo elders condemn youth league behaviour

01 February 2019 | Politics

The Swapo Party Elders' Council (SPEC) said it is disturbed by the improper behaviour of some of the party youth league members who use inappropriate language towards elders and others on various media platforms.

SPEC secretary Mukwaita Shanyengana issued a press statement and said the youth's behaviour is unacceptable.

Shanyengana said he wished young people could use their acquired skills to improve the economic situation in the country and not resort to hate speech and insulting elders.

“We wish that our youth will use their education skills like the PhD degrees and others to tirelessly research on the much-needed industries of manufacturing, skills transfer and value addition to our raw materials to counter the economic challenges,” said Shanyengana.

He said the party cannot entertain “entrepreneurs of derogatory behaviour, divide and rule, swearing at elders and other people as if the party mandated them to do so”.

“Elders and other people are not the real enemy but most of the time are people with well-deserved experience and who want to transfer that wisdom and accountability with the blessings of good discipline and mutual respect for others,” explained Shanyengana.

He added that Swapo members should conduct party business in line with the party constitution organs and structures.

“People should distinguish between democracy, discipline and accountability whilst respecting the rights of other citizens with limitation, as per our constitution,” stressed Shanyengana.

He further noted that all elders are expected to continue giving guidance and advice to the youth as part of their obligation to mould them as future leaders.

Shanyengana is also the special advisor to the vice-president on elders, veterans, marginalised communities and the disabled.



RESPECT ALL: The secretary of Swapo Party Elders Council, Mukwaita Shanyengana. PHOTO: NAMPA

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