The Landless People’s Movement (LPM) is postponing its fifth anniversary celebration that was expected to be held on 10 February, in light of the death of president Hage Geingob.
The party made the announcement in a statement issued on Tuesday.
LPM national spokesperson Lifalaza Simataa said the anniversary celebration would serve as testimony to the growth of the party in the present political landscape and how democracy has flourished.
However, said Simataa, the country has been struck by tragedy with the death of Geingob and is in a state of mourning.
“We believe it is important that we as political leaders make the best possible ethical decision and to encourage our members to observe the period of mourning and to pay the necessary respect and dignity,” said Simataa.
He added that the LPM stands for the restoration of people’s dignity and therefore the party believes the postponement is in line with its values.
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