Veteran John Amakali buried


John Amakali, a veteran of the liberation struggle affectionately known as Nakaundule, was laid to rest at the Eenhana Memorial Shrine.

President Nangolo Mbumba granted him an official funeral and praised him as a fearless freedom fighter who made invaluable contributions to the country's liberation before and after independence.

Amakali, aged 73, passed away on March 6th.

Defence Ministry's benefits to veterans of liberation struggle


The Ministry of Defence and Veterans' Affairs offers a number of benefits to veterans of the liberation struggle. 

These range from counselling services to financial assistance and the provision of housing.

Our news team caught up with two veterans who benefited from the Housing Provision Scheme in Kavango East Region.

A veteran is any person who was a member of the liberation forces or who consistently and persistently participated in or engaged in any political, diplomatic, or under-ground activity in furtherance of the liberation struggle.

A living legacy of Namibia’s liberation struggle


For 99-year-old Elizabeth Iilonga, a Tsumeb resident, Heroes' Day holds special significance as her four children and one grandchild selflessly dedicated their lives to Namibia's liberation struggle.

Iilonga, affectionately known as Kuku Nekulu, in an interview with the Namibia Press Agency (Nampa), commended the Namibian Government for officially designating August 26 as a day of commemoration.

The date holds deep significance for her as it memorialises the sacrifices of her children and grandson in the pursuit of a free Namibia.

Ben Shikongo denies bitterness between NNLVA & FPCA


The President of the Namibia National Liberation Veterans Association (NNLVA), Ben Shikongo, has denied that there is a bitter battle between his association and the Former Plan Combatants Association (FPCA).

Shikongo refuted allegations made in a local newspaper by some members of his association that there was bad blood between the two organisations.

He alleged that the newspaper did not correctly reflect his opinion, and this is the reason he called a media conference as president of the NNLVA to defuse the misunderstanding.