Namibia EFF loses prom­i­nent mem­bers

Lesotho Times - - Africa -

WIND­HOEK — Two prom­i­nent mem­bers of the newly formed Namibia Eco­nomic Free­dom Fighters (NEFF) party re­signed on Mon­day, say­ing that the party has di­verted from its real mission.

“We started the NEFF party as the only hope to res­cue the work­ing class and poor, marginalised and im­pov­er­ished Namib­ians. If we di­verted from our real mission, we don’t seem it nec­es­sary to sell out our peo­ple,” party spokesper­son Olsen Kahiriri and Werner Jan­uarie stated in their joint res­ig­na­tion let­ter posted on so­cial me­dia on Mon­day.“im­pe­ri­al­ism leaves be­hind germs of rot which must be re­moved schol­ar­ships, had dif­fi­cul­ties ob­tain­ing visas in time to begin the fall se­mes­ter.

Most of their cases were worked out but some had post­poned their stud­ies by a term, he said.

The Em­bassy of Guinea did not re­spond to re­peated re­quests for from our mission - we want no part in such rot,” they said.mr Jan­uarie was the NEFF’S trans­port “com­mis­sar” and he leads a trans­port labour move­ment.neff was formed in June last year along sim­i­lar lines to South Africa’s Eco­nomic Free­dom Fighters.the party’s found­ing mem­bers had trav­elled to South com­ment.

China is not alone in tight­en­ing travel re­stric­tions. The United States has tough­ened health checks for pas­sen­gers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Other coun­tries such as Australia have stopped is­su­ing visas al­to­gether for cit­i­zens Africa last year to dis­cuss form­ing their party be­fore the launch.

Dis­ap­point­ment and dis­il­lu­sion with the top party lead­er­ship about the party’s goals and a dis­mal per­for­mance in last Novem­ber’s gen­eral elec­tions caused the res­ig­na­tion, Mr Kahiriri said.“i am part and par­cel of the suc­cesses and fail­ures from the im­pacted coun­tries.

China, Africa’s big­gest trade part­ner, promised last year to send over 1 000 per­son­nel to help fight the out­break that has killed over 8 000 peo­ple. Bei­jing has also con­trib­uted over $100 mil­lion in aid to the anti-ebola ef­fort. — Reuters. of NEFF but our lead­ers did not ac­cept the mis­takes they made, so we opted out.“if you run a true rev­o­lu­tion­ary move­ment, you must sep­a­rate your­self from cap­i­tal­ism and from im­pe­ri­al­ism,” Mr Kahiriri told a Sapa cor­re­spon­dent on Mon­day.“you must work to re­store dig­nity in Africa by get­ting back what you once owned and that is land,” he added.neff gar­nered only 1,131 votes (0,13 per­cent) dur­ing par­lia­men­tary elec­tions last Novem­ber. — SAPA

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