Windhoek — Chief Ismael !Gowaseb of the /Hoa/ara //Aixa //aes Traditional Authority and over 300 of his subjects joined Swapo Party last Thursday in Windhoek.
Chief !Gowaseb said that they joined Swapo to strengthen the already strong muscles of the party. He said a lot has been done for his clan by the Swapo Party-led government.
He said "we have been engaged in business and entrepreneurial activities, especially through the Ministry of Trade and Industry".
"We are joining the mighty Swapo for three things, for its constitution, election manifesto and socio-economic drive," Chief !Gowaseb said. He said Namibia has won a bitter political struggle, but now faces a battle for economic freedom and genuine economic empowerment.
The over 300 defectors jumped ship from the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) and the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), and were welcomed by Swapo Party vice-president Dr Hage Geingob.
Geingob told them to be disciplined party members who follow party channels in airing their complaints and grievances. He also told them they will have obligations and duties in the party.
"You have the right to question and criticise us as leaders through the structures and not through the media," he said. Geingob asked them to join the fight for economic emancipation in order to create equality for all.