_: The group’s spokesperson, Christophina Hofeni, told Nampa on Friday afternoon that her group is marching to Windhoek to join other ‘struggle kids’ camping there and demanding for Government jobs.
This Nampa journalist found these youths about 30 kilometres from Otjiwarongo on the way to Okahandja on the B1 road, carrying Swapo-Party flags.
“We are left with no option, and will walk like this to Windhoek so that we can join our friends camping there to make our demands heard,” said the 26-year-old Hofeni, who claims to have been born in Lubango, Angola in a Swapo camp.
“We have been waiting long for our jobs in Government. Since 2008, nothing has been done,” she said.
According Hofeni, her group lost hope in the Otjozondjupa Regional Governor Samuel Nuuyoma, who apparently on Thursday had asked them not to participate in the activities of other ‘struggle kids’, because Government was aware of their plight.
The Otjiwarongo ‘struggle kids’ started grouping themselves on Wednesday, and already threatened then that they would march to Windhoek and join other demonstrators if their demands for Government jobs were not met before Friday.
Hofeni told this agency on Wednesday that her group is part of the ‘liberation struggle kids’ who in 2008, were told by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) to register their names to get employment in Government.
She said all the members in her group were repatriated from Angola, and have repatriation documents, birth certificates and acknowledgement letters from different ministries testifying that they were born outside Namibia during the liberation struggle of the country.