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October 30, 2013

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for a people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume the power and destiny they so much yearn for, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of God entitle them, respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation, (Thomas Jefferson, 1950).

It is disheartening to wake up bearing witness to the distraction SWAPO of Namibia has and continues to do to the Caprivi Strip and its population. It started with lies SWAPO put CANU into during their liberation struggle, whereas at the end SWAPO never honored their political agreement. After Namibia’s independence, focus was and still is being directed to the Caprivi Strip as it is considered a foreign territory governed by a foreign country.

Just as Mr. Phil Ya Nangolo once mentioned, it is our conviction that Namibia after 1990 assumed the responsibility of the past colonizers as it became the colonizer of the Caprivi Strip and its people. SWAPO maneuvered everything they could to make sure that the Strip and its population are down trodden to earth. Guess what; Caprivians know better, we know that the best way of learning to be an independent sovereign state is to be an independent sovereign state.

We also know that many politicians are in the habit of laying it down is a self evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. This maxim is worthy of the fool just like in the old story where people resolved not to go into the water until they have learnt to swim. It is also common knowledge and our belief that if men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery, they may indeed wait forever.

Let us mention here that the chase game SWAPO is playing over the Caprivi Strip and its people is very dirty and it thus up to Caprivians themselves to find their way out. They are grabbing land in day light for the simple reason that such land does not belong to them, but to Caprivians. The Case in point is Western Caprivi. Know what; SWAPO can change the name WESTERN CAPRIVI to Eastern Kavango or whatever name they choose. But in the minds and hearts of the true custodians and people of the Caprivi Strip, it is and shall remain to be Caprivi land and not for Kavango.

Coming to the issue of the imprisoned Caprivians, we wonder what is taking the international community a long time to react to it. Fourteen (14) years behind bars is not only degrading but a disgrace to the judiciary system in Namibia. If you don’t find those imprisoned Caprivians guilty of anything, the honorable way is to unconditionally release and reimburse them for the period you incarcerated them without evidence to their arrest.

The tactic of resorting to killing Caprivians in order that, with time, to eventually kill the Caprivi case is an erroneous perception of reality which in every sense shall never solve the problem. It is time you stop murdering them and consider the ultimate solution, which is; sit around a political round table with the United Democratic Party (UDP) to finding not only a logical but lasting solution to the Caprivi case. What are you afraid off? You have the advantage of government money and all the tools you need at your disposal to just do that.

Regarding the recent statement by Namibia’s Commissioner of Police Mr. Sabastian Ndeitunga, it I is regrettable that such element still exists on the face of the earth. If you fail to adhere to your own country‘s supreme law and Constitution, then you are as good a criminal that deserves the full extent of the law. You, Mr. Ndaitunga and all those illiterate policemen who were involved in arresting and torturing of those Caprivians in the Namibian prisons deserve to be arrested and called to book on the atrocities you inflicted on them.

We shall not rest until justice is served, and please, know that the Caprivi Strip shall be free at last.

UDP Bulela Sicaba Sa utwa!!!!

Chrispin Mutoiwa

UDP Secretary for Information.
206 602 7851

Source: United Democratic Party (U.D.P.)

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