By Eliaser Ndeyanale
SWAPO will give its disciplinary committee more powers to deal with members who bring the party into disrepute.
The party also wants its members to ensure compliance to the party’s constitution as well as rules and procedures at all times.
Addressing the media on the outcome of Swapo politburo meeting in Windhoek on Tuesday, Swapo secretary general Nangolo Mbumba said that the politburo which is the executive body of the party has expressed concern over the mushrooming of movements by bonafide members of the party and subsequent “blatant and continued disrespect” towards the leadership of the ruling party and of the country.
Mbumba further said that the politburo resolved to enforce the provisions of the party constitution, its rules and procedures as well as the Code of Conduct so that “no stone is left unturned” in ensuring that whoever makes himself guilty of such misconduct faces the full wrath of the party rules.
“In this regard, the political bureau resolved to charge, in due course, those that have violated the party constitution with impunity,” he said.
Presently there are three movements Affirmative Repositioning, Muzokumwe Volunteers Organisation and the Landless People’s Movement headed by Swapo members.
They are, Affirmative Repositioning spearheaded by former SPYL spokesperson Job Amupanda, Landless People’s Movement headed by SPYL Central Committee member Bernadus Swartbooi, and Muzokumwe which is chaired by Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) labour secretary Paulus Mbangu.
Last month Mbumba said his party would soon pronounce its position on former deputy minister Bernardus Swartbooi’s involvement in the Land he made recently against Lands Minis¬ter Utoni Nujoma in the National Assembly. less People’s Movement and his “idiot” remark
He then said that Swapo does not want its members to belong to any other political organisations and formations as that would be in contrast with the ruling party’s constitution.
“The party at an appropriate time will have to pronounce itself. If you want to be one of us, if you want to be a leader in Swapo you are welcome but be a leader only in Swapo. If you want to create your own organisation, your right is guaranteed in the Constitution of Na-mibia. We don’t allow double membership in Swapo.
“Irrespective of the name you call yourself or your group we don’t want that. It’s your right to demand for land but let’s wait for the Land Conference to ask the way forward,” he responded at the time when asked on the position of the party regarding Swartbooi’s conduct.
Those singled out for possible disciplinary action by the party are Swapo backbencher in the National Assembly Ida Hoffmann, firebrand politician Kazenambo Kazenambo, former Swapo party employee Henny Seibeb, and sacked SPYL secretary general Elijah Ngurare, including Swartbooi and Amupanda
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