Bravo, Jesaya Nyamu

Bravo, Jesaya Nyamu

I AM very grateful and I take my hat off to Jesaya Nyamu; he has just done what I always hoped some brave person would do.To challenge the ruling party president and be critical about his orders is a breakthrough for the Namibian nation.

Since Independence, very few people, if any, have had the guts to oppose the former president’s view. A situation has been nurtured where one could almost call the former president a dictator of some kind – he allows little challenge from his cronies.For fear of expulsion from the party, or as a way to cling on to their jobs, people keep quiet even if that’s against their will.The nation has seen the former president sack ministers at will, and just carry on without anybody buzzing in the background – Swapo has allowed democracy to be debilitated in this way.I believe in a democratic setup.You should be able to challenge everything and anybody – police officer, president, etc.What the Namibian nation is seeing today is not a culmination of divisions in the party but rather its beginning.Because some people regard Swapo as their own property instead of seeing themselves as members of the party.In my opinion, to which I am constitutionally entitled, I hold no charge against Nyamu.He is one of the most innocent men on planet earth right now.Why don’t we hear exactly what he did wrong? The Swapo party president must always be made to give reasons for his decisions, not lame telegraphic speeches, simply trumped-up charges.Even judges do so, why doesn’t he? This is shelter for him, he can merely fire even the law-abiding party officials if he feels like it, because he will give no explanation anyway.It seems to me in the Swapo party today you cannot form a thought if it is against that of the top brass.If you do, you are sent packing.In Namibia today we hear every day how those who chose to support HH are losing their jobs.Where is the DEMOCRACY? Tell me, if HH wins one day, what’s going to happen to those opposed to him but still in the Swapo party? A baby born today can clearly see how Namibia is sliding into a country guided by one man.I remember Joseph Diescho saying if Nujoma is not willing to let go of the Swapo presidency it is clear that he still wants to be president of Namibia – no right-thinking citizen can argue against this brilliant thought, with which I concur.The current president is not free to lead without interference, because the vision for this country is housed in the ruling party, whose president is not the country’s president, but he has a say in the affairs of this country.This is what I personally do not like: nobody interfered when he was the country’s president.If this is the way it goes, the Swapo party has no choice but to divide – not because of Nyamu but because of those critical of Nyamu.Why do some people think they can be president for life? To call it a day when people still honour you is better than to be pushed down because you have transformed yourself into some kind of villain.Can’t he quit or what, is he non-replaceable? N.Felix Via e-mailA situation has been nurtured where one could almost call the former president a dictator of some kind – he allows little challenge from his cronies.For fear of expulsion from the party, or as a way to cling on to their jobs, people keep quiet even if that’s against their will.The nation has seen the former president sack ministers at will, and just carry on without anybody buzzing in the background – Swapo has allowed democracy to be debilitated in this way.I believe in a democratic setup.You should be able to challenge everything and anybody – police officer, president, etc.What the Namibian nation is seeing today is not a culmination of divisions in the party but rather its beginning.Because some people regard Swapo as their own property instead of seeing themselves as members of the party.In my opinion, to which I am constitutionally entitled, I hold no charge against Nyamu.He is one of the most innocent men on planet earth right now.Why don’t we hear exactly what he did wrong? The Swapo party president must always be made to give reasons for his decisions, not lame telegraphic speeches, simply trumped-up charges.Even judges do so, why doesn’t he? This is shelter for him, he can merely fire even the law-abiding party officials if he feels like it, because he will give no explanation anyway.It seems to me in the Swapo party today you cannot form a thought if it is against that of the top brass.If you do, you are sent packing.In Namibia today we hear every day how those who chose to support HH are losing their jobs.Where is the DEMOCRACY? Tell me, if HH wins one day, what’s going to happen to those opposed to him but still in the Swapo party? A baby born today can clearly see how Namibia is sliding into a country guided by one man.I remember Joseph Diescho saying if Nujoma is not willing to let go of the Swapo presidency it is clear that he still wants to be president of Namibia – no right-thinking citizen can argue against this brilliant thought, with which I concur.The current president is not free to lead without interference, because the vision for this country is housed in the ruling party, whose president is not the country’s president, but he has a say in the affairs of this country.This is what I personally do not like: nobody interfered when he was the country’s president.If this is the way it goes, the Swapo party has no choice but to divide – not because of Nyamu but because of those critical of Nyamu.Why do some people think they can be president for life? To call it a day when people still honour you is better than to be pushed down because you have transformed yourself into some kind of villain.Can’t he quit or what, is he non-replaceable? N.Felix Via e-mail

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