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 • REVOLUTIONS lead nowhere. The book Animal Farm says it all. We are at the time when laws are now being changed, just as the animals changed the laws, “all animals are equal but some are more equal than others” . I cannot make sense of these changes. Wil
 • WHY not introduce Basic Income Grant as a constitutional right? Because nowadays one cannot live anymore without at least a certain small amount. Life is BIG.
 • USAKOS Town Council, thanks for cleaning the town. Keep it up. – Legend
 • THIS is how our country is. Everybody, including the minister of transport, are still in their positions, except Theo Namases of Air Namibia who was suspended. Even the ACC is afraid to investigate. Everything is quiet. Why? The President and Prime Mini
 MATHEW Mumbala, your statement in The Namibian to Venaani shows why the people are still living in shacks after 24 years of independence under the Swapo government. That mentality won’t change anything.
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What do you make of the proposed changes to Namibia's Constitution?

1. It's a power grab

2. It's needed to manage government better

3. Such changes must go to a referendum first

4. Such changes shouldn't be centred on personalities


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FRONT PAGE | 2012-09-17
Swapo wins Sibbinda
JAN POOLMAN
THE Swapo candidate for the regional council by-election in the Sibbinda Constituency in Caprivi, Ignatius Chunga, has been elected to replace Felix Mukupi, who died in a car accident on June 16 this year.
As with the 2010 regional elections only 42% of the 6 248 registered voters in the Sibbinda Constituency cast their votes on Friday.
Swapo's Chunga obtained 1 467 votes. This represents 55,9% of the vote. His predecessor garnered 77% of the votes during the 2010 regional council election, which shows that the ruling party has lost support among the Mafwe tribe in the Sibbinda Constituency. The constituency is deeply divided between the Mafwe and the Masubia tribes, which do not see eye to eye.
The voter turnout was about 5% higher than in the 2010 regional council election. A total of 2 621 people cast their votes in the by-election, while 2 490 did so in 2010.
A total of 801 voters supported the candidate of the official opposition, the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), Assens Malumbano, which represents 30,6% of the vote. In the 2010 election, the RDP could only garner 503 votes or 20,2%.
Even the DTA, which obtained 69 votes in the Sibbinda Constituency in the 2010 election, doubled its support with 121 votes for its candidate, Alextuis Mibonda.
The Congress of Democrats (CoD), which did not participate in the 2010 regional council election, received 232 votes for its candidate Alfred Chilinda.

         


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