IT Is inconceivable that some political aspirants vying for high political office at the Swapo Party Congress will bury the truth about the positive financial management and governance gains by the country and spit distortions, disinformation and fabrications for power and their own economic survival.
In the face of fresh world acknowledgements and praise from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, a reputable governance global rating body, with a focus on governance and leadership in Africa, retired politicians vying to topple President Hage Geingob persist to portray a worsening scenario of Namibia’s governance progress.
The race for power for the top four position of the Swapo Party has been begrudged with insults and personal attacks on Geingob and his family, but how far should we stretch democratic limits to claim to be a democratic country, when such insults are condoned.
With hate speech and radical pluralism, exceeding the limits of freedom of speech, it is obvious our democratic values have been tested to the core.
It is the first time in Namibian history that a sitting president and leader of the ruling party endured to personal attacks and rebukes from his own ministers, without action. Such tolerance ought to be acknowledged, because several persons with dissenting voices have been fired in the past. Yet we are claiming to be under a dictatorship under President Geingob.
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