by Ester Mbathera
BOXING promoter Knowledge Ipinge has thrown his hat into the Walvis Bay Urban constituency race, where he intends to contest as an independent candidate in the upcoming regional authority by-elections.
The by-elections are scheduled to take place in January next year. Ipinge is a bona fide Swapo Party member.
The position was left vacant following the resignation of former councillor Hafeni Ndemula.
Ndemula’s resignation was in compliance with the Electoral Act 47 of 2014 and the Constitution, which call on politicians to resign if they want to be on the political party lists of candidates for the National Assembly.
Ipinge said he is entering the race to be the ‘voice of the voiceless.’
“My attention is not on Swapo, I want to stand up for the people of Walvis Bay,” he stated.
Ipinge pointed to the lack of educational infrastructure development and slow service delivery in the constituency as some of the reasons why he threw his hat into the race.
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*This article was first published on 5 November 2019