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Protesters demand justice for Okahandja police shooting victims

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Protesters marched to Agostinho Neto Square on Saturday to demand justice for the killing of five men who died at the hands of police officers in Okahandja in April last year.

The protest was spearheaded by activist and Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) member Michael Amushelelo.

The plan for this march was to bring across a message of grief and unhappiness.

Gathered were the youth, family, and friends of Erikki 'Akawa' Martin, Abed Andreas, Marius Ipinge, Malaika Kotokeni, and Flavianus Endjala.

Okaku Constitueny by-election campaigns end

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Political parties at the Okaku by-elections have shown maturity during their campaigns with no incident of intimidation or provocation reported.

Parties contesting the by-election are Swapo, PDM, IPC and NEFF.

In its campaign message, PDM put forward a proposal policy of one family one toilet, and the construction of bridges to allow residents easy access to public institutions and facilities during floods as well as potable water in every household.

PDM is also advocating for the effective transformation of young people.

Opposition MPs express mixed feelings on 2023–2024 budget

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Opposition MPs in the National Assembly have expressed mixed feelings on the money allocated to various government ministries during a debate on the 2023–2024 budget.

While welcoming the N$100 increment in social grants, especially for pension and disability, opposition MPs believe the allocated money is not enough, considering the skyrocketing cost of living.

Isaacks further rejected the N$10 million budgeted for agricultural projects at the Nekertal Dam, saying this is insufficient.

NEFF leader believes his party has the interests of the masses at heart

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The leader of the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF), Epafras Mukwiilongo, has called on the eligible voters in the Okaku constituency to vote for his party's candidate, Tomas Nambambi.

Mukwiilongo believes the NEFF is the only political party that has the interests of the masses at heart, such as fighting for their rights.

Party members and sympathizers flocked to Iindangungu village in the Oshana Region for the party's campaign rally ahead of the by-election on the 17th of March.

Shikongo denies request by NEFF to hold a protest

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The Inspector General of the Namibian Police, Joseph Shikongo, has denied a request by the Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) to hold a protest along Independence Avenue in support of striking workers of the Windhoek Municipality.

NEFF made the request on Thursday last week, and Shikongo says that the request to hold the protest is not in compliance with the three working-day notice.

Lieutenant General Shikongo also informed NEFF that the aim of the intended demonstration has not been clearly specified in the notice.

Residents of Keetmanshoop demands justice in killing of Elleste Plaatjies

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Residents of Keetmanshoop joined by NEFF activist Michael Amushelelo marched to the Magistrates' Court to demand justice for 31-year-old Elleste Plaatjies, who was allegedly killed by police officers.

The protestors handed a petition over to the Magistrate's Control Prosecutor, Lewis Chigunwe opposing the granting of bail to two police officers arrested in connection with Plaatjies' murder. 

They maintain that if the police officers are released on bail, they may influence the ongoing police investigation into the murder case. 

NEFF calls on all tertiary institutions to stop asking for registration fees with immediate effect

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The Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) have called on tertiary institutions across the country to stop asking for registration fees with immediate effect.

In a media statement, NEFF cites the Namibian Constitution, which guarantees each Namibian the right to education.

"However, most people are denied this right due to the fact they do not have money to pay for higher tertiary education," reads the statement.

Striking Cheetah Cement employees denounce involvement of NEFF

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Striking employees of Cheetah Cement have denounced the involvement of the Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters in their strike.

Last week, NEFF's Michael Amushelelo visited the workers at Otjiwarongo, urging them to stage a mass demonstration.

However, the Mine Workers Union's Cheetah Cement Branch's Chairperson, Naftal Nghipitwako, says whatever the NEFF leadership plans to do is entirely on their account.