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New Era Newspaper Tuesday November 28, 2017

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Tuesday, November 28 2017 | NEW ERA NEWS 3 Photo: Emmency Nuukala A promise of unity… Jerry Ekandjo, Nahas Angula, Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana, Helmuth Angula, Armas Amukwiyu, Petrina Haingura and Martha Namundjebo-Tilahu. Team Swapo disbands, calls for unity Selma Ikela Windhoek Home Affairs Minister Pendukeni Iivula–Ithana, who contested for the party’s vice-presidency in the just-ended Swapo elective congress, has saids her campaign group, dubbed ‘Team Swapo’, is henceforth disbanded, as it no longer serves any purpose. Iivula-Ithana implored those who supported her bid for the vice-presidency to accept the outcome, saying she believed the voting process was free, fair and transparent. Iivula-Ithana lost with 194 votes to Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah, who scored 552 votes. Helmut Kangulohi Angula, who was in the same category only garnered 20 votes. Iivula-Ithana and fellow team members spoke at the announcement of the congress results in early hours of Monday morning, saying they accepted the results and that the process was democratic, free and fair. “I have accepted the results wholeheartedly and call upon those who supported my candidature to accept what I am saying here: that we now all belong to one team that is Swapo,” Iivula-Ithana said. “Prior to this historic congress, we had our election campaign. Before I move on, I would like to tell this congress that Team Swapo is disbanded, because its purpose has come to an end. All of us are Swapo Party members and must continue to work for our party. I would like to congratulate the party president and your team for being elected,” she said. The defeated group vowed to rally behind the victors and offered their support. This chimes with President Hage Geingob’s call last week at the opening of congress for members to support those candidates who emerge as winners in the inner-party election. The now disbanded Team Swapo was led by seven candidates, namely Jerry Ekandjo and Nahas Angula who both vied for the Swapo party presidency. They both lost convincingly to Hage Geingob. In the race for the position of party secretary general, Team Swapo member Armas Amukwiyu lost to Sophia Shaningwa, while for the position of Swapo Party deputy secretary general both Petrina Haingura and Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun lost out to Marco Hausiku. Iivula Ithana said as the campaign has ended all Swapo party members should rally around he leadership and continue to work for the party. In her special message to Nandi-Ndaitwah, who she said was her age mate, and participated alongside her in the liberation struggle, she said Nandi-Ndaitwah’s election had been her own achievement. “I would like to assure you comrade Ndaitwah, that where you feel I have a contribution to make, don’t hesitate,” she said. Amukwiyu added that the party’s victory is the party members’ victory. He told Shaningwa that he remains the Oshikoto regional party coordinator and she is his immediate supervisor and therefore pledged his support. “The party leadership and structures in Oshikoto Region will march towards the support of your leadership,” Amukwiyu stated. Nahas Angula, who also accepted the loss, said delegates spoke through their votes and their voice needed to be respected. “I am at your command, when you need my energy and intellectual capacity in order to make Namibia a place to live for all our people,” he said to Swapo president Geingob. Jerry Ekandjo said it was history in the making and that unlike in many other countries people came out more united than before. “Everything has a beginning and an end. I am saying this, some of us have been leading the Namibian revolution for 21 years before independence and 27 years after independence, altogether 48 years, meaning that there will be a time when everything comes to the end and new generation will take over,” he said. Helmut Angula said the delegates had spoken and they will abide by the democratic process. He jokingly said he might return to being a bishop and looking after his church. Petrina Haingura said she was glad the party adhered to the 50/50 gender representation system. She added that there may be a next time to compete again. Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun said in Swapo there are no losers or winners. Namundjebo-Tilahun, a prominent businesswoman, said she would dedicate her time to the party and support the Swapo leadership. Local political analyst Dr Hoze Riruako said the country witnessed a great spectacle of political maturity and everybody this time around appreciated the fact that they had won or lost fairly and their action will not destroy the party. He said this was instrumental to the future of the party. Riruako noted that past congress elections saw the birth of opposition political parties, such as the Congress of Democrats (CoD) and Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), as the candidates were completely bruised and bitter. “This time around I am seeing a different Swapo and it started before the counting of congress votes, were I saw both comrades from two teams kissing and hugging each other. Now that is one surprise we saw; things were different this time around.” Riruako said this moment in the party’s history should be time both groups decided to do what is good for the party. He also brushed aside suggestions that those defeated may create their own political parties, saying age is not on the side of some candidates age: if they couldn’t win within the party, how can they win on their own? “That is why it was a smart move to get together,” he said. List of elected male Swapo Central Committee members 1. Hausiku, Marco 2. Mutorwa, John 3. Geingob, Hage G. 4. Mbumba, Nangolo 5. Shifeta, Pohamba 6. Aupindi, Tobie 7. Kawana, Albert 8. Nekundi, Veiko 9. Kapere, Mandela 10. Jooste, Leon 11. Katjavivi, Peter 12. Esau, Bernhard 13. Mushelenga, Peya 14. Tweya, Tjekero 15. !Naruseb, Alpheus G 16. Shanghala, Sacky 17. !Ui/o/oo, J K Royal 18. Nujoma, Utoni 19. Wakudomo, Bonifatius 20. Ueitele, Festus 21. Nghaamwa, Usko 22. Amutse, Modestus 23. Endjala, Erginus 24. Kapere, Asser 25. Kashuupulwa, Clemens 26. Uutoni, Erastus 27. Herunga, Uahekua 28. Kaiyamo, Elia G. 29. Namoloh, Charles 30. Nambahu, Tommy 31. Ya Ndakolo, Penda 32. Wambo, Edward 33. Sampofu, Lawrence 34. Mbambo, Samuel K 35. Nghimtina, Erkki 36. Pohamba, Mandume 37. Kamwi, Richard Nchabi 38. Ya Kasita, Henok 1. Kuugongelwa Amadhila Saara 2. Iipumbu Lucia 3. Witbooi Lucia 4. Sioka Doreen 5. McLeod-Katjirua,Laura 6. Nicanor, Hilma 7. Nandi-Ndaitwah, Netumbo 8. Ausiku, Sirkka 9. Shilunga, Kornelia 10. Hanse-Himarwa,Katrina 11. Kavara, Rosa 12. Shaningwa, Sophia Nahango 13. Mensa-Williams, Maggie 14. Magkone, Sylvia 15. Jagger, Bernadette Maria 16. Kooper, Paula 17. Kasingo, Loide 18. Elago, Maria 19. Hoffman, Ida 20. Nanyeni, Fenni 21. Sinimbo, Verna M 22. Kavela, Ester 23. Shiweda, Anna N 24. Kabula, Dorothy 25. Katjingisiua, Nono 26. Nawases-Taeyele, Eveline 27. Basson, Theresia 39. Katali, Isak 40. Ankama, Chief Samuel 41. Kazenambo,Kazenambo 42. Ekandjo, Jerry 43. Kaapama, Joel 44. Kaujeua, Issaskar 45. Namwandi, David 46. Angula, Nahas 47. Jankowski, Theo 48. Nangolo, Lazarus 49. Amunyela. Desmond 50. Mutjavikua, Cleophas 51. Katamelo, Phillipus 52. Amweelo, Moses 53. Angula, Helmut K, 54. IIonga, Petrus N 55. Kapia, Paulus I. 56. Ndeutepo, John 57. Konjore, Willem 58. Kaujova, Julius 59. Negonga, L. Sunday 60. //Garoeb, Linus 62. Emvula, Wilfried I. 63. Sikongo, Joseph 64. Nenghwanya, E. Fundula 65. Ndakunda, Jason 66. Coetzee, Roberth 67. Ngatjizeko, Immanuel 68. Mulunga, David Q. 69. Nuuyoma, Samuel S. 70. Elago, John 71. Muniaro, Job 72. Likando, John 73. Shiimi, Gerhard 74. Hakanyome, Johannes 75. Katambo, Issai 76. Haindongo, S. Remigius List of elected female Swapo Central Committee members 28. Garoses, Loise 29. Masule, Mary 30. Mukapuli, Helaria 31. Lucas, Lempy 32. Nghidinwa, Rosalia 33. Stephanus, Laurencia 34. Damases, Adelheid 35. Isaack,Esme S 36. Matundu, Jenelly 37. Gorases, Nona 38. David, Kaino 39. Hamukwaya – Nathingo, Tuyeimo 40. Kabozu Betty 41. Haingura Petrina 42. Iivula-Ithana, Pendukeni 43. Kahungu, Fransina N. 44. Shituula, Mirjam 45. Shaanika, Loide 46. Namundjebo-Tilahun, Martha 47. Shiimbi, Helena 48. Shoopala, Rakel 49. Onesmus, Merriam 50. Angula, Nambata 51. Pineas, Selma 52. Ochurus, Anna 53. Adams, Cronetha 54. Musaso, Agnes Kahimbona 55. Kasiringua Chiristophine 56. David, Ingenecie 57. Ndjago, Melani

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