By Adam Hartman

ELDER… Wife of the later Daure-Daman chief Elias Thaniseb, Herta Thaniseb with Uis town clerk Amingo Honeb at the Uis community hall polling station.

THE widow of the late Daure-Daman chief Elias Thaniseb, Herta Thaniseb, says all she prays for is that Namibia’s elections will be peaceful and filled with love between all citizens.

“It does not matter who you vote for; we are all Namibians. We must love one another and be proud of our country,” she says.

Although she came late to the Uis community hall voting station, she was allowed to the front of the line because she is a senior citizen and also because she has difficulty walking and is using a crutch.

Thaniseb says she has been voting in every election since independence, and in her opinion the electronic voting machines are much better than ballot papers.

“Everything goes much quicker and spoiled ballots are seemingly a thing of the past, so every vote gets to count,” she says.

Uis town clerk Amingo Honeb said today that the two polling stations at the town – the other being at the conservancy centre in ‘lower town’ – are prepared.

“For most people here though, they are more focused on the local and regional authority elections for next year,” he said.

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