Chairperson of Council of Traditional Leaders appeal to OvaHerero community to remain united during dark moment of bidding farewell to their late Chief Kuaima Riruako

WIDHOEK: The chairperson of the Council of Traditional Leaders, Ondonga King Immanuel Elifas Kauluma on Friday appealed to the OvaHerero community to remain united during the dark moment” of bidding farewell to their late Chief Kuaima Riruako.

In a speech read on his behalf by deputy chairperson of the Council of Traditional Leaders Immanuel /Gaseb, Kauluma called on the OvaHerero community to abide by their customary norms when handling issues of chieftainship succession.

Riruako passed away on 02 June this year in a Windhoek hospital after a long illness.

Kauluma said during the State memorial service of OvaHerero Paramount Chief which took place at Parliament Garden that he knows this is not the right platform, but he feel it is vital to give awareness on this matter, since the issue of chieftainship succession has and is still creating factional divisions among Namibian communities.

He said the late chief will be remembered especially for his ideology of striving to unite all OvaHerero in Namibia to resort under one traditional authority.

The late chief, being well vested in the OvaHerero culture and tradition, was always urging young people not to forget their culture and tradition, especially to know where they come from, said Kauluma.

Riruako will be laid to rest today.

SOURCE: NAMPA