Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency prepares for by-election

More than 6,675 eligible voters in the Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency are expected to cast their ballots on May 15.

The by-election was necessitated by the expulsion of former LPM Councillor Gerrit Witbooi.

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) says the supplementary registration was completed this month.

Candidates who will contest the by-election are Johannes Eiman of the PDM, Elias !Kharuxab of the Swapo Party, Willem Labuschagne for the LPM, Magdalena van Staden of the IPC, and Gerrit Wibooi, an independent candidate.

ECN prepares for Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency by-election

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has started with preparations for the Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency by-election. 

The by-election became necessary, following the expulsion of former regional councillor, Gerrit Witbooi by his party, Landless People's Movement. 

The ECN's Control Administrative Officer Thomas Shapi, when addressing stakeholders at Keetmanshoop announced that the supplementary registration of voters will start next week Tuesday and end on Friday.  

LPM's Gerrit Witbooi given seven days to prove accusations against Swartbooi

The leader of the Landless People's Movement Bernadus Swartbooi has given expelled former regional councillor Gerrit Witbooi seven days to give evidence that he verbally abused him or face legal action. 

Addressing a media conference at Keetmanshoop, Swartbooi charged that Witbooi accused him of having used abusive language towards his mother, a claim he strenuously denied. 

Former Keetmanshoop councilor completes 120-kilometer walk

The former Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency Councillor, Gerrit Witbooi, has completed his 120-kilometre walk from Springbok, South Africa, to Namibia's Noordoewer Border Post.

Witbooi was recently shown the door by his party and lost his seat as the constituency councillor.

The former councillor joined members of Mighty Men, a religious organization that started the walk on January 21 from Cape Town, South Africa, to Windhoek.

The walk, dubbed 'Prophetic Revival Walk' will precede the national prayer day Mighty Men will hold in Windhoek on February 25.

Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency anticipates by-election

Another by-election could be held in the Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency after the Landless People's Movement (LPM) recalled its regional councilor, Gerrit Witbooi.

LPM's Operative Secretary Dawid Eigub informed ||Kharas Regional Council that it has released Witbooi from his position with immediate effect.

However, the letter did not state reasons that supported the party's withdrawal decision.

Recently, the party had suspended Witbooi from participating in the ||Kharas Regional Council activities for a period of three months.

LPM's Gerrit Witbooi suspended for a period of three months

The Landless People's Movement (LPM) has suspended its councilor on the ||Kharas Regional Council, Gerrit Witbooi, for a period of three months.

Witbooi has been on the council since his election as Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency Councillor in 2020. 

The letter restraining Councillor Witbooi from partaking in council activities was confirmed by the party's spokesperson, Eneas Emvula. 

Equally, LPM banned the councilor from attending five council meetings, including extraordinary ones, and six council management meetings.

Kronlein Primary School at Keetmanshoop celebrates 50th anniversary

Everyone in the community has a moral obligation to ensure that young people internalize and practice decent moral values.

Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency Councillor Gerrit Witbooi made the remark at an occasion signaling the official commencement of the Kronlein Primary School jubilee celebrations.

Current and former principals, teachers, learners, and parents descended on the Kronlein Primary School at Keetmanshoop to celebrate the school's fiftieth anniversary.