Ex-leader of Swanu dies

The former president of the South West Africa National Union (Swanu), Rihupisa Kandando, has died.

This was confirmed by the secretary general of a faction of the party, Ngaijake Tjikuzu.

According to Tjikuzu, Kandando (60) died on Saturday.

Tjikuzu says Kandando died after being hospitalised for about three weeks.

A few weeks ago media reports alleging Kandando had died were dismissed by his family.

The family at the time admitted that he was, however, in a critical condition.

Kandando was Swanu’s leader from 1998 until Usutuaije Maamberua took over in 2007.

He replaced Vekuii Rukoro.

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