Mudge warns against discrimination in the country

OKAHANDJA: Former politician Dirk Mudge on Saturday called on all political leaders in the country to work together to unite the Namibian people and build the nation.

Mudge is a former DTA of Namibia chairperson, and member of the Namibian Constituent Assembly and first National Assembly from 1989 to 1994.

Speaking at the last memorial service for the late Paramount Chief of the OvaHerero community Kuaima Riruako here, Mudge said politics is not easy and, politicians should refrain from fighting each other and instead build the nation.

“There will always be the OvaHereros and OWambos, and discriminating against each other will never work – you must work together. Political leaders should not fight each other, but rather stand together,” he advised.

Mudge said dividing and forming groups among politicians, especially to discriminate against each other, is very wrong.

“Do not use your communities or tribes to fight one another – you will bring war in this country,” he cautioned.

Echoing similar sentiments, the Minister of Agriculture of Botswana, Christian de Graaff said that no matter the different skin colours, there is only one God who wants everybody to be united.

He said even if people differ, they must stand together and work together for the common good of the country.

De Graaff described the late Riruako as a Statesman, a national leader and a friend of the Republic of Botswana.

Riruako passed away on 02 June in a Windhoek hospital after a long illness. He will be laid to rest on Sunday at the Okahandja Heroes/Heroines’ Cemetery.