WINDHOEK: About 30 ‘children of the liberation struggle’ who marched from Otjiwarongo to Windhoek are camping outside the Swapo-Party headquarters, demanding employment from Government before they move.
The group’s leader, Kristofina Hofeni told Nampa on Monday that they will not move from the area until Government responds to their demand for jobs.
The new group of ‘struggle kids’ arrived in the capital on Saturday, not long after a bigger group that started marching from Outapi in the Omusati Region to Windhoek on 23 January this year.
The group of about 180 youths reached Windhoek at about 11h00 on Friday, and immediately went to the Swapo-Party headquarters to see Swapo Secretary-General (SG) Nangolo Mbumba.
Hofeni said the two groups are co-operating well.
On Sunday, Namibia Exile Kids Association (NEKA) Secretary-General Rauna Amutati addressed the ‘struggle kids’ and told them to submit a list of their names.
“The Outapi group wants their names to be submitted first. Apart from that, as two groups, we do not have any problem with each other,” said Hofeni.
The group marched from Otjiwarongo on Friday at around 11h00 and arrived in Windhoek on Saturday at 13h00.