NEFF calls Nekundi a ‘failed politician’

The Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) has labelled Swapo politburo member Veiko Nekundi a failed politician who engages in hate speech against opponents.

This comes after he called for the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) to deregister the party for rewarding a man who slapped a Swapo district leader at Mix settlement in April.

Speaking on The Evening Review show last week, Nekundi said NEFF violated the Electoral Act when its commissar Michael Amushelelo handed the man who slapped the Swapo district leader N$1 000 as a reward for “slapping corruption in the face”.

“What was done at Mix settlement is a direct violation of an (Electoral Act) article dealing with the deregistration of political parties in the Namibian Constitution,” Nekundi said.

In response, NEFF deputy leader Kalimbo Iipumbu says Nekundi’s call for the deregistration of NEFF is a “lousy attempt” to undermine his party’s credibility and distract the Namibian people from real issues.

“Nekundi is a failed politician whose campaign messages, so far, have bordered on hate speech against other parties by calling for their so-called political graves. With his shallowness of mind, we urge him to rather focus on dealing with real issues so that more of his party’s foot soldiers are not slapped by angry people again each time they peddle election lies and empty promises after three decades of misrule,” Iipumbu says.

Iipumbu says Nekundi’s claims reveal his fear of engaging with NEFF on an equal footing.

He further says Nekundi has no right to instil fear in the ECN.

“The Swapo party, under his influence, directly or indirectly, has continuously failed to deliver
on the promises of the liberation struggle, leaving the Namibian population in a state of
perpetual neglect and poverty,” Iipumbu says.

Nekundi, who is the deputy works and transport minister, recently came under fire when he called on supporters to show him the political graves of Popular Democratic Movement leader McHenry Venaani and Independent Patriots for Change leader Panduleni Itula, after the November election.

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