LONG WALK … Independent presidential candidate Panduleni Itula and a group of supporters on Monday marched through the streets of Keetmanshoop, in what he described as the “long walk to justice and freedom”. Photo: Luqman Cloete


INDEPENDENT candidate Panduleni Itula has pledged to implement a policy of equitable wealth redistribution, and to reform the health, education and housing systems.

“We have the power to change everything. Your determination will free us from party politics,” said Itula, addressing a huge crowd of supporters at a rally at Keetmanshoop on Monday.

Itula said president Hage Geingob, who is also the Swapo party presidential candidate, had appointed looters to his Cabinet, referring to disgraced former justice minister Sacky Shanghala and former fisheries minister Bernhard Esau who were implicated in an international fishing quota scandal.

He said the president did not honour the highest office, and had instead thanked the former ministers for patriotism.

“Since when is looting patriotism?” he asked.

Read more in The Namibian.

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