OTJIWARONGO: A 45-year-old Otjiwarongo resident on Monday staged a peaceful demonstration against Otjozondjupa Regional Governor Rapama Kamehozu and Otjiwarongo Constituency Councillor Otto Iipinge, urging them to stop abusing government resources.
Christian Kheiseb marched the streets from the Orwetoveni residential area to the Otjozondjupa Regional Council, and later ended at the Otjiwarongo Police Station still carrying his placards accusing Kamehozu and Iipinge of abusing government resources.
Kheiseb told Nampa at the police station that “the truth will come out one day” even though the majority of people in Otjiwarongo do not want to listen to him because of his dirty appearance.
“I am not mentally disturbed like you think, I know what I am doing, the truth will come out one day,” he said while several onlookers and passers-by listened to him.
He demonstrated alone against two of the most powerful and influential leaders of the Otjozondjupa Region.
One of the placards he carried read: “Governor stop, don’t sell our plots to the foreigners. You are a Namibian. Otto Iipinge don’t misuse government vehicles, stop, leave the vehicles to serve the nation and make time for us.”
Contacted for comment, Kamehozu said he was aware of a mentally-ill man who was demonstration against him.
“I am aware of that man. He was at my office on Friday and Monday. That is a mentally sick man,” said Kamehozu in self-defense.
On his part, Iipinge said he was not abusing any government vehicle since there was no government vehicle allocated to him.
“You can let him continue to do whatever he wants,” Iipinge said.
A member of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Otjiwarongo Police Station, Inspector Peter Kakwambi who attended to Kheiseb said there was nothing he could do to the man.
“To me it seems this man knows what he is doing,” said Kakwambi, before walking away to his office.