News and Information

September 16, 2012

The Namibian Constitution Chapter 3, article 21 (1) (a) states that all persons shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression, which shall include freedom of the press and media. This is very clear but question is; if Caprivians are Namibians as SWAPO and other Namibians purports, why have they been kept in the Namibian prisons for thirteen years for the simple reason of exercising their fundamental human rights to free speech?

It is our belief and conviction that SWAPO of Namibia is deliberately and indefinitely incarcerating Caprivians to score political points. We are perplexed by information that some individual Caprivians have been tortured, detained for more than thirteen years in the Namibian prisons and yet their crime was to voice out that the newly SWAPO appointed chiefs in the Caprivi Strip were indunas of Chief Mimili who now happen to be SWAPO top organizers in the Caprivi Strip. This is not only shameful but a breach to the civil liberties of Caprivian Nationals.

The mesmerizing words of the Namibian Information Minister, Joel Kaapanda as depicted in the Namibian of 09/14/2012 when responding to Kamburona’s assertion regarding the imprisoned Caprivians, is clear indication that some fellow Namibians have sheer ignorance or lacks education as far as the Caprivi case is concerned. It makes sense to mention that how can one preach of peace when at the same time you killing the sons of the people you want to follow or support you. It is simply called back stubbing because you r interest is solely that of political support.

Counting by numbers, how many individuals Caprivians were tortured, detained and have died behind bars when their crimes were nothing but that of being sympathizers to the Caprivian cause? How many heads have perished when in fact they knew nothing about the Caprivian cause? A call for justice is the proper way to go and not to put fuel on the burning fire, if you will.

Question is; how many heads does the Minister want to add to the dead before the case is resolved? Let us remind the Minister that, it is just a matter of time because one day, some of you will experience power vacuum behind bars for the atrocities and brutal torture you inflicted on poor Caprivians. Let Caprivians be free for they have never been and shall never be Namibians.

Does the Namibian Constitution stipulate that one has to put people behind bars for thirteen consecutive years before their case can be heard? Remember that a case of this magnitude will never be put to rest until a solution is logically found. Justice delayed is justice denied.

UDP Bulela Sicaba Sa Utwa!!!!

Chrispin Mutoiwa
UDP Information Secretary

Source: United Democratic Party (UDP)

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