OvaHerero Chief Council reaffirms Tumbee Tjombe as acting chief of their community

OKAHANDJA: The OvaHerero Chief Council on Thursday reaffirmed Tumbee Tjombe as acting chief of their community.

He was confirmed in that position during a four-day meeting held by OvaHerero leaders at the Omusanakuumba village, situated some 20 kilometres outside Okahandja.

The meeting from 15 to 18 July was called to discuss the way forward following the death of late Paramount Chief Kuaima Riruako in June this year.

Executive Director of Development and Foundation of the OvaHerero Traditional Authority (OTA), Jonathan Katjimune said Chief Tjombe would continue as the acting chief with full backing of the OvaHerero Chief Council, as the council is fully in charge of the governance of the OvaHerero people.

He told Nampa the OvaHerero senate will again meet after the late chief’s tombstone unveiling to deliberate on the way forward, including how long Tjombe will be acting in this position.

Riruako’s tombstone unveiling will take place during the Red Flag Day celebrations from 22 to 24 August this year in Okahandja.