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Geingob rejects CCG call for Caprivi independence

By Simon Liseli

Namibian President Dr. Hage Geingob has rejected the Caprivi Concerned Group (CCG) call for a referendum and unconditional release of all Caprivi prisoners towards right to self determination.

President Geingob told residents of Zambezi region during a public meeting that was held at Kamunu Village hall in the town of Katima Mulilo on Saturday (August 10, 2019) that the issue has been raised and read in newspapers.

Namibian President Dr. Hage Geingob

“someone says they wrote a letter to me and that letter says we are Caprivians we are not Namibians, he confessed now that if am going to say something is going to regard that as an official response, can you imagine if I had replied to their letter they would have used it as he confessed” noted the president.

He added that he took oath as the Namibian president and was the chairperson of the constituent assembly and Mr. Mishake Muyongo was a member of the constituent assembly drafted the Constitution of Namibia not of Caprivi.

According to him the constitution defines the boundaries of Namibia that talks about islands and other parts of the country, “Caprivi is part and parcel of Namibia according to the constitution, Muyongo was there and we signed that document all of us who drafted the constitution, I can bring the original document and show you” said Dr. Geingob.

“Now am the president of Namibia and you are saying you are not part of that country how do you want me to accommodate you?”  He questioned.

He said that Namibia is a great country where there is freedom of everyone, and where a person can stand and confront the president with his cabinet.

“Am sorry for people who are misled by one person, tell them to come and feel, where is Mr. Muyongo now? He is in Europe and those people in Dukwi are suffering, so its very clear that we are a unitary state, one Namibia one nation and am the president of Namibia and we are very kind we want our brothers who are misled to come back as they are safe we welcome them” he remarked

President Geingob made these sentiments when he was asked by the Secretary of Information and Publicity of the Caprivi Concerned Group, Mr.Event Linyando on when he will reply to their petition that was sent to him on30 August 2017 calling for the political dialogue over the issue of Caprivi and unconditional release of all Caprivi prisoners and a referendum to test the will and wishes of the Caprivians.

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