JUSTICE MINISTER Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana on Saturday laid into The Namibian and its editor, blaming the newspaper for a host of ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œwrongdoingsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â, writes Oswald Shivute in The Namibian.
Iivula-Ithana, who is also the Secretary General of Swapo, was addressing a Swapo Party rally at Omungwelume in northern Namibia.
She claimed that The Namibian is a bad newspaper, reporting only on negative things like crimes, baby dumping and court cases, and never on positive things that are happening in the country.
Iivula-Ithana claimed that if there was to be war in Namibia, it will be because of The Namibian and its editor, Gwen Lister, who is a white person and always writes bad things, especially about founding President Sam Nujoma when he attacks white people.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI think people do not understand Sam Nujoma, when he addresses things like the history of the liberation struggle and of Namibia as a whole,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â she said.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI can tell you that you still have white people here in Namibia who still see the black people as their baboons. Do you think we do not see you? The Germans have killed Namibians, the Otjiherero-speaking Namibians in thousands and minimised their number totally. There are human skeletons at the coast of LÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¼deritz, of our people who have been killed. White people must not think we have forgotten,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â she said.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œGwen Lister must know she is a white person, and if she continues to write bad and negative things about Swapo leaders and other Namibians, we will take her to task for the wrongdoings committed by her fathers, mothers, grandfathers and her grandmothers. She must not forget that she is a white person,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Iivula-Ithana said
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