June 28, 2018

Katima Mulilo, Caprivi Strip

We are here today to send a message of peace to the United Democratic Party (UDP), the Namibian and Botswana governments, and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), as the way forward.

We have carefully observed recent events in Botswana and here at home which are meant to frustrate the United Democratic Party and its people. These events include the detention and threats of forceful deportation of Caprivians from Botswana; and the disapproval of a UDP peaceful demonstration here at home by the Namibian police two weeks ago.

All along we have been calling for political dialogue and referendum to resolve the Caprivi political dispute, and we have not changed our position in this regard. Caprivi political dispute is a legal and political argument of whether Caprivi Strip is legally part of Namibia or not…