Governor condemns threats made by Councillor Vetaruhe Kandorozu that OvaHerero people will forcefully take back land lost during 1904-1908 war of resistance
OTJIWARONGO: Otjozondjupa Regional Governor Rapama Kamehozu has condemned threats made by Okakarara Constituency Councillor Vetaruhe Kandorozu that the OvaHerero people will forcefully take back land lost during the 1904-1908 war of resistance.
The governor said this in an interview with Nampa yesterday.
Kandorozu had threatened while speaking at the commemoration of the battle of Ohamakari in the Okakarara area on Saturday that the OvaHerero people would emulate the example of Zimbabwe, and forcefully take back the land they lost when scores of OvaHerero were exterminated between 1904 and 1908.
The councillor then threatened to mobilise the OvaHerero to grab farmlands by force so that Government could start to listen to their demands on land issues
Yesterday, Kamehozu said the behaviour of Kandorozu and other speakers, whose names he did not mention, should be ‘strongly condemned’.
The governor further stated that Namibia has a procedure outlined in its Ministry of Lands and Resettlement policy documents for the acquisition of land, and this is the procedure which should be ‘preached’ to all citizens.