ALLOW me space in your newspaper to respond to the issue of the aborted demonstration in the Caprivi Region. I want to remind the said demonstrators that the United Democratic Party (UDP) has never whatsoever entered into a merger with SWAPO. The only party I know that merged with SWAPO is CANU. These two parties had released a joint press statement which read in part as follows:
“We the undersigned members of the South West Africa Peoples Organisation (SWAPO) and Caprivi African National Union (CANU) do hereby declare that, for the interest of our people and freedom and independence of our fatherland Caprivi Strip and South West Africa, CANU and SWAPO do hereby unite as one organisation in a different name.