Residents of Otjiwarongo mourn the death of land activist Benjamin Khairabeb

Residents of Otjiwarongo are mourning the death of land activist Benjamin Khairabeb, who passed away suddenly last week at Coblenz settlement.

The 58-year-old Khairabeb was initially a member of the Swapo Party Elders Council in the Otjozondjupa Region.

He was in February 2015 suspended from the party indefinitely for allegedly participating in national marches demanding urban land servicing for all Namibians and also for equal land distribution in rural areas - organised by the Affirmative Repositioning movement.

However, Khairabeb in November 2018 resigned from Swapo and joined the Landless People's Movement shortly after its formation into a political party.

His cousin, Julius Binda on Monday told Nampa Khairabeb was not ill and he died suddenly while seated in a chair at Coblenz on 21 July.

Source: Namibia Press Agency