Geingob honors 11 Namibian freedom fighters

HEROES ACRE: President Hage Geingob will today confer South Africa’s political icon Winnie Madiskela-Mandela an award of the Most Brillant Order of the Sun, 1st Class for her contribution to the struggle of the South Africa and Namibian people for freedom, peace justice and independence.

The conferment of the award will be done at the Heroes Acre national monument as Namibians gathered at the national shrine to commemorate the 49th Heroes Day and internment of the human remains of three veterans of the liberation struggle.

Madiskela-Mandela will join the revered Almuni of the Namibian National Honors Systems as Grand Officer of the Most Brillant Order of the Sun 1st Class.

Other people to be conferred with medals include Minister of Land and Resettlement Utoni Nujoma (The most Brillant Order of the Sun, 2nd Class), for his courageusly fought as a combatant in the People of Namibia in the critical process of nation building.

Former Roben Island Political Prisoners, Martin Kapewasha, Risto Nakanyala, Sakaria Nashandi, Heikki Shililifa and Malakia Shivute Uushona will also receive award of the Most Distinguished Order of Namibia, 1st Class for their selfless aans sacrificed their lives in carnation (jail) for the dignity of other and continue to severe as an inspiration to the people of Namibia in the struggle for freedom and independence.

Meanwhile, Alina Nkandi and Sabina Ursela Basson will receive the Awards of the Most Distinguished Order of Namibia, 4th Class.

Nkandi received the award for her dedication and commitment towards the wellbeing and education of Namibian children in the then Swapo settlement centers.

While Basson was honored for contributing immensely to the mass political mobilization in Namibia during the liberation struggle.