Esther Muinjangue. Photo: Nampa


WOMEN activists have described National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) president Esther Muinjangue’s participation in the presidential race as a sign of political maturity among parties.

Muinjangue was elected the first female leader of a Namibian political party at the party’s third elective congress, which took place towards the end of March this year.

She also became the first women to contest the country’s top position after the just-ended presidential and National Assembly elections.

“I think for Esther to go for the presidency – she was brave, she was alone among the men, and she is also an opposition party leader. It shows that we are breaking the shackles of waiting to be represented. I am happy that Nudo actually elected a woman, and did not change their party list to bring in a man to be the presidential candidate,” said director of Women’s Solidarity Namibia, Rosa Namises.

Read more at The Namibian.

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