By Job Shipululo Amupanda
ON Monday, 19th September 2016, Activist Immanuel Nashinge was hauled before what appears to be an unconstitutional factional team of politicians and businesspeople close to the political purse of the day. Activist Nashinge is being ‘disciplined’ for congratulating this columnist.
It was for this reason that this columnist stated this interpretation on social media the previous week to keep the youth updated; “the Choir that is ACCIDENTALLY presiding over the SPYL, a body that was once vibrant before choir members Veikko Nekundi, Sydney Ganeb and clueless Neville Andre, amongst others, made it a vegetable is being dealt with by SUPREME LOGIC for charging AR Activist Imms Nashinge for congratulating me for an achievement the Choir members will never attain even if they are to live for 100 years”.
Leading young lawyer and AR Activist Ndadjakoshi Kadhila Amoomo is representing Activist Imms in teaching the Harambee Youth Choir and average lawyers they drink with the basics of law and procedures in a democratic society wherein congratulating Activists is normal practice. This leading young lawyer, who is a legal practitioner of the High Court, has since written clear legal authoritative letters informing the Harambee Youth Choir and the average lawyers they drink with (a) giving them chairs to sit down, (b) telling them that they are clueless about democracy and the rule of law, (c) and that they are wasting their Harambee time because there is nothing they can do to Activist Imms who doesn›t eat from politics or sing for potato salad like them.
Scandalously, it would seem that we will continue educating the Choir on the fundamentals of a democratic society, taking them to court, winning and getting our legal fees paid because they refuse to listen to SUPREME LOGIC. Eeemane ndhino eemposi nayi; dhakotha. Ando okwali uudhila ando ooNamungwangwa yowala mba! Eemposi.”
That the SPYL is a shadow of its former self is something that is acknowledged even by the exiles kids in whose name workers money totaling N$11 million has been requested, and since processed, from Social Security Commission. Since the illegal expulsion of the legitimate (elected) Secretary, an expulsion that has since been set aside by the High Court, the SPYL has lost the command and the central place it used to occupy in mainstream public discourse. In fact, months after the High Court judgement intelligent people are asking how it is possible that you have an ‘acting secretary’ in the presence of a substantive elected secretary. A senior journalist revealed to this columnist recently that before the gang led by Veikko Nekundi took over, journalists in newsrooms used to fight over permission to cover press briefings of the then vibrant youth league. The current practice is that no senior journalist attends press briefings that are convened by the current crop. Whenever these invites arrives, they are delegated to new journalists or interns. In the arena of public debates, you only need to ask yourself when last you saw an SPYL leader articulating him/herself in public much to the amusement of the audience.
Those that think this columnist is exaggerating must quickly remember and be reminded of what happened in the National Assembly June 2016. Look at what one daily newspaper reported about this scandal on 30th June 2016; “[Veikko] Nekundi attracted giggles from fellow lawmakers on Tuesday when he was commenting on the appointment of the new members of the land reform advisory commission. Land reform minister Utoni Nujoma tabled a list of the new commission members in the National Assembly…. Nekundi stood up after Nujoma tabled the names in parliament. At first, the newbie Swapo lawmaker asked where the CVs of the nominees were. His fellow lawmakers shouted from their seats that the CVs have already been circulated among MPs. Because of this reaction, Nekundi tried to calm things down by saying that asking questions should not be a sin. He further asked Nujoma to explain who the new commissioners were since he only knows one of them. That statement did not go down well with the majority of MPs, especially Nujoma, who appeared agitated by the question. Other ruling party members also laughed and whined.”
If June was far carefully consider the summary of a kangaroo disciplinary hearing as reported by one daily newspaper this week Tuesday; “the disciplinary hearing of three SPYL leaders charged with misconduct has been postponed, pending issues of legitimacy raised by their lawyers. Since the time that the three received their charges from SPYL labour and justice secretary Sidney Ganeb, questions around the legitimacy of the committee appointed to preside over their hearing have dogged the process. The SPYL leadership allegedly sidestepped the party constitution by appointing a separate committee, chaired by lawyer Joshua Kaumbi, outside the office of the Swapo secretary general, to preside over the hearing. Other members of the committee include Lucia Iipumbu, Juliet Kavetuna and John Walenga. Kaumbi yesterday confirmed the postponement.”
It is now clear that no one takes the SPYL seriously. It is not an accident that SPYL leaders are often spotted at weddings and modeling competitions as opposed to serious national and international conferences. If William Shakespeare is to be awoken from the dead and asked to analyse the current happenings in the SPYL, he is likely to refuse and refer us to the texts he had long written befitting of the SPYL shenanigans. He may remind us of these words; “Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” Would this mean that Shakespeare, and by extension this columnist, suggested that people current SPYL ‘stewards’ will not go to heaven? Some of you may ask for clarity. The answer is simple although it will not be explored in this space apart from this important verse contained in Ecclesiastes 5:4 as follows “when you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools.”
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