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The Namibian
Mon 20 Oct 2014
 • TO the writer of the letter 'Pay Politicians Well', which was published in The Namibian last Friday: How on earth do you compare the USA and European countries with our poor country? Our politicians are doing nothing, so why would you even think of payi
 • I AM also a teacher residing in Windhoek, who has a government loan but I still cannot afford to buy or build a flat or house in the city.
 •IT is surprising to me that a president admits that corruption is acceptable, because it is a western thing. President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, as quoted in the City Press newspaper of 12 October 2014, was asking for charges against him of the arms d
 • NGARIKUTUKE Tjiriange's claim that the South African political party EFF has no right to insult our government and Swapo is true. Who is Andile Mngxitama anyway?
 • FIRST Capital, until when are we going to wait for the approval of our home loans? We are suffering. One cannot wait for almost seven months for a loan to be approved. GIPF, please intervene. We want houses.
 • NFA, please find sponsors for a women's soccer league. Their games should be scheduled right before those of the men's league for supporters to get used to women's soccer.
POLL
Should presidential candidates have public debates before the elections?

1. Yes, it will help us make up our minds.

2. No, it will have no effect on the outcome.

3. Maybe, but will Swapo agree this time?

4. No one cares!


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ECONOMIC NEWS | 2007-06-14
Slain Mbanderu chief commemorated
BRIGITTE WEIDLICH
MEMBERS of the Ovambanderu communities this weekend will commemorate their slain Chief Kahimemua Nguvauva, who was court-martialled and executed by German colonial troops on June 11 1896 at Okahandja for his participation in an uprising in the Gobabis area against German colonialism.
The uprising started in March 1896 with the Khauas-Nama people
under the leadership of Eduard Lambert, Kahimemua and Herero Chief
Nikodemus Kavikunua.
Several battles took place in that area until May and German
soldiers were supported by warriors of Chief Hendrik Witbooi and
some Rehoboth Baster.

Several dozen Herero warriors also joined the German
Schutztruppe with Chief Samuel Maharero against Kahimemua,
Nikodemus and the Khauas-Nama.

The decisive battle took place at Sturmfeld (Otjunda) on May 6
1896 and Chief Kahimemua surrendered to the combined German,
Witbooi-Nama, Baster and Herero forces.

According to the 'Chronology of Namibian History' by the late Dr
Klaus Dierks, Chief Kahimemua managed to send several of his people
to safety in Botswana after the battle.

This group was led by Kahimemua's son, Hiatuvao Nguvauva, who
was later to become the father of Namibia's present Mbanderu Chief
Munjuku Nguvauva II, who is now over 80 years old.

Chiefs Kahimemua Nguvauva and Nikodemus Kavikunua were executed
by firing squad at Okahandja by German soldiers.

Although Kahimemua's tombstone, which was later erected at
Okahandja at the execution site, says he was killed on June 11
1896, some history books give the dates of June 12 and 13.

Several battles took place in that area until May and German
soldiers were supported by warriors of Chief Hendrik Witbooi and
some Rehoboth Baster.Several dozen Herero warriors also joined the
German Schutztruppe with Chief Samuel Maharero against Kahimemua,
Nikodemus and the Khauas-Nama.The decisive battle took place at
Sturmfeld (Otjunda) on May 6 1896 and Chief Kahimemua surrendered
to the combined German, Witbooi-Nama, Baster and Herero
forces.According to the 'Chronology of Namibian History' by the
late Dr Klaus Dierks, Chief Kahimemua managed to send several of
his people to safety in Botswana after the battle.This group was
led by Kahimemua's son, Hiatuvao Nguvauva, who was later to become
the father of Namibia's present Mbanderu Chief Munjuku Nguvauva II,
who is now over 80 years old.Chiefs Kahimemua Nguvauva and
Nikodemus Kavikunua were executed by firing squad at Okahandja by
German soldiers.Although Kahimemua's tombstone, which was later
erected at Okahandja at the execution site, says he was killed on
June 11 1896, some history books give the dates of June 12 and 13.

         


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