Unless they do not consider themselves to be complete Namibians, why hold on to imperial splendour embodied by an arrogant statue standing on a gravesite. Would they like it if their relatives were murdered and instead of putting a remembrance stone, we rather put proud statues of their killers on top of their graves?
That Reiterdenkmal statue should be nowhere near that gravesite it should be relocated to Katutura for the name Katutura means the place where we donít want to go, hence letís honour those colonial oppressors by taking that monument to the place they donít want it to go.
Why is it that only one side of Windhoek is considered beautiful, letís spread the appeal, if we put that statue by the roundabout near the Katutura hospital, people will be able to drive around it and see it from all angles. It will also increase tourism from those who appreciate it in the area that needs tourist dollars the most.
I think it is the height of hypocrisy for us to continue to uphold this statue when its makers donít even recognise that they have committed genocide against us.
Does anyone remember how they walked out on us when we went to get back the skulls of our ancestors? This is Namibia; we are not a German enclave on a dark continent, we are Namibians living in Namibia. This is our land so let us fill it with monuments that remind us of our identity and not of those who readily give reparations and apologies to others yet not to us.
Move that Rider ASAP!
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