SWANU remembers Comrade Nora Schimming-Chase as a dedicated and hard working individual, who always spoke her mind no matter the issue, or how many supported that truth.
Comrade Nora served Swanu with distinction and in various port folios. She represented the party in various structures as detailed here.
1978 – 1980: Swanu deputy secretary general
1980- 1982: Acting secretary general
1984-1988: Swanu secretary for foreign affairs
1988 – 1992: Swanu second vice – president
Schimming-Chase further represented Swanu in the Namibia National Front between 1978 and 1980
She was instrumental in drafting the Ai // Gams declarations in May 1986 that was held under the auspices of Council of Churches of Namibia. The declaration brought progressive forces together to express their dislike of the South African presence in Namibia;
During the liberation struggle, Schimming-Chase worked closely with the likes of the late Comrade Hitjevi Veii, Kuzeeko Kangueehi, Imbu Uirab, Vekuii Rukoro, Moses Katjiuongua, Zed Ngavirue, Charles Kauraisa, Jeptha Tjozongoro, to mention a few. She was one of the high ranking officials of Swanu who remained outside the country for long during the armed liberation struggle. She was part of a Swanu delegation headed by then Swanu president to the symposium of 100 years of the Namibian decolonisation held in New York during November 1984.
She articulated the party policy and objectives on various platforms inside and outside the country.
Schimming-Chase came back in 1989 from the World Council of Churches in Geneva and was amongst the top campaigners for the party during the United Nations supervised election in Namibia.
May her soil rest in peace.
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