Namibia’s stance on Zimbabwe is weak and untenable: Venaani

The Namibian Government’s stance on the precarious situation unfolding in Zimbabwe is weak and untenable, and undermines democratic values in the whole SADC region, Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader McHenry Venaani has said.
Venaani made these remarks during a media conference in Windhoek on Thursday, stating that by voting down the motion on Zimbabwe, Swapo chose to defend ZANU-PF rather than to address the great injustice being perpetrated against the people of Zimbabwe.
This comes after the Swapo Party in the National Assembly on Wednesday voted down a motion moved by Venaani to discuss the perilous situation unfolding in Zimbabwe, even before the motion was motivated.
The PDM leader called on the Namibian Government to develop a comprehensive and decisive stance on Zimbabwe.
“Only when we call each other out on our wrongdoings, can we help each other as brothers and sisters in Africa,” he added.
SADC must also decisively intervene and encourage dialogue between the government and opposition parties in Zimbabwe, Venaani stated.
He further said, “While we do respect and abide by the majoritarian rule principle that applies to constitutional democracies such as ours, we also do not condone majoritarian rule that defies logic.”
“By voting down the motion on Zimbabwe, Swapo chose to defend ZANU-PF rather than address the great injustices being perpetrated against the people of Zimbabwe,” said the opposition leader, adding that democracy is under threat in Zimbabwe, and that instability there will inevitably spill over to the whole SADC region, whether Swapo wants it or not.
Source: Namibia Press Agency