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New Era Newspaper Monday August 28, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Monday August 28,

Vol. 22 No. 267 Windhoek, Namibia Monday, August 28 2017 President rejects SWATF compensation demands Inside Today Zanu-PF youth deliver solidarity message to SPYL The Swapo Party Youth League has been advised to remain steadfast in advocating for youth inclusion in the development of Namibia. Page 3 Letshego offers 20 percent shares to public Letshego Holdings Namibia has offered 20 percent of its shares to the public as of Friday at N.70 per share. Page 9 Photo: Nampa Leading the way… President Hage Geingob greets members of the public upon his arrival at Oshakati Independence Stadium for the Heroes Day celebration on Saturday. Loide Jason Oshakati President Hage Geingob has said his government will not compensate former soldiers of the colonial apartheid regime, who served in the South West Africa Territorial Force (SWATF) and Koevoet, a feared paramilitary police organisation at the time. The Head of State made the remarks at the commemoration of Heroes Day at Oshakati Independence Stadium on Saturday. Dismissing the demands of the former SWATF and Koevoet soldiers, he said the Swapo government will never compensate them and that they should demand payment from their former employers, who recruited them to do the dirty work of oppressing the Namibian people. President Geingob reiterated that their demand for compensation is out of the question and will not be considered. PRESIDENT on page 2 Photo: Contributed New leader… On August 25, the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) claimed yet another victory as the only leadership the country has known since it gained independence from Portugal in 1975. João Lourenço becomes Angola’s third president after the MPLA secured 64.5 percent of the vote in last week’s election and the necessary parliamentary majority to choose the president. Since emerging from a 27-year long civil war in 2002, the country has held three elections. With José Eduardo dos Santos at the helm the MPLA comfortably beat its main opposition and former wartime foe, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), each time. Welwitschias lose narrowly against Griffons Namibia’s senior rugby team, the Welwitschias narrowly lost to the Griffons by 59 points to 66 in a high scoring Currie Cup Division One match in the Free State, South Africa on Saturday. Page 24 Photo: Nampa At loggerheads… The police had to intervene when supporters of the OtjikaTjamuaha Royal House and the Ovaherero Traditional Authority became confrontational at the disputed site of the Red Flag Day commemoration in Okahandja on Saturday. Police quell violence at Red Flag Day commemoration WINDHOEK The police had to intervene when supporters of the OtjikaTjamuaha Royal House and Ovaherero Traditional Authority (OTA) became violent at the disputed site of the Red Flag Day commemoration in Okahandja on Saturday. The commemoration failed to transpire as tensions ran high at the site in Nau-Aib, Okahandja and the police instead invited the two factions to a closed-door meeting to work out a solution to the problem. POLICE on page 2 2018-New Courses on Offer Dental Surgery (Hons)/ Occupational Therapy (Hons) / Physiotherapy (Hons) Free online application! New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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