WINDHOEK: Namibian political analyst and writer Joseph Diescho has described the Swapo-Party elective congress of late last year as a huge milestone in African politics.
Diescho told Nampa in an exclusive interview yesterday that for the first time, a small nation like Namibia demonstrated a very unusual level of maturity by electing a leader of their choice without considering tribe.
He was referring to Dr Hage Geingob, who retained his position as Swapo-Party vice-president during that Swapo congress, paving the way for him to most likely become Namibia’s next president, come the Presidential Election in 2014.
Diescho said that during the party’s elective congress, Swapo party members voluntarily and maturely came to terms that Namibia belongs to all, adding that many Namibians were wrong to predict that the Oshiwambo-speaking people will never let go of the presidency.
He said those who had the privilege to be in the Swapo voting room, proved everyone wrong, and demonstrated maturity in national politics, adding that they did not consider tribe, and only looked at the merit and calibre of the individuals in that room.