I just don’t understand why Namibians are going on like premature babies when it comes to the ‘kids’ of fallen heroes, people who died and gave their life for this country.
These people died fighting with guns in their hands, some of them were even sold by the system, and we all know what is meant by that. Some of their parents simply went missing and no one knows what happened to them, not even those who sent them to go fight.
The ‘struggle kids’ still want to know how their parents died, but now you are telling them that they are not ‘special kids’. They are special in that none of us in Namibia ever lost parents during the liberation struggle of this country. You all have your parents or you lost them in other ways but they were not PLAN [People’s Liberation Army of Namibia] fighters. Their parents gave their lives for the freedom you all are enjoying. They gave you GIPF and all the money scams you are enjoying today and benefitting yourselves.
These ‘kids’ are going to remain ‘kids of war’ during the war and after the war. There is one big flame that is forever burning in their hearts and lives. I am in a slightly better position because my parents didn’t go in exile, I went as an ‘exile kid’, and came back as a repatriated child from exile.
The very same party people who sent our parents to go fight now are saying we are nobody and nothing and they tell us to go back to our houses. Why you want to be given a job is so you can have a place you can call home. Home is where mother, father, sister and brothers are.
‘Struggle kids’ you are living a life without dreams and I don’t think at all if any of you ever know that you will at least receive government pension at the age of 60. It is too far away comrades. Keep up the war. You are the children of heroes, take the spirits of your parents and win the war.