By Confidente Reporter
THE association of Namibian students studying in China has apologised for remarks made by its spokesperson, Samuel Simon Tangi about a month ago. The association said Tangi did not act on behalf the students but in his personal capacity and disciplinary action will be taken against him.
In October, a daily newspaper quoted Tangi as saying that the Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) had failed to honour its promise to settle the outstanding fees for more than 300 Namibian students in China.
In a letter addressed to Namibian ambassador to China, Elia Kaiyamo, Secretary General of Namibian Students Association in China (NSAC) Gift Mushe denied and distanced the association from Tangi’s utterance.
“The whole of NSAC at large apologises for the behaviour of a certain member of our team, who happened to be the association’s spokesperson. We all know that emotions can get the better of us at times, but this does not excuse the language and behaviour of this particular individual towards the Namibian Embassy and its staff in China.
“I want to put it on record that this individual member of the Board of Trustees did not act on behalf of the NSAC, but in his personal capacity and as such, the NSAC strongly denies and distances itself from the article.”
Mushe said when the association held a meeting with the student attaché at the embassy, Tangi was nowhere to be seen.
“We in the association, were personally shocked and offended by his actions, which are in direct contravention of the values of dignity and good relationship we have with our embassy, NSFAF and its staff. Appropriate measures are currently under way to discipline this particular individual and will have his position reviewed in the association.”
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