16 July 2008

Namibia: Mabuku Dies in Exile

Windhoek — FORMER Caprivi Governor and former DTA National Council member John Mabuku has died.

Mabuku, who was living in exile in Botswana, passed away on Sunday after a long illness.

He fled to Botswana after the failed secessionist uprising in the Caprivi Region in 1998.

"John Mabuku had been an inspiring leader to so many that had known him - around the region and country.

A humble man - filled with humility," said fellow exile Mulife Muchali from Vancouver in Canada.

Mabuku was an executive member and "acting executive head" for the United Democratic Party executive committee in Botswana.

He fled the country with former DTA leader Mishake Muyongo.

He was co-ordinating their activities in the Kagisong refugee camp in Botswana and reporting to UDP president Muyongo.

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