2024 May 28 – The Namibian: Government seals 28 May as Genocide Day

Namibian report proclamation 28 May Genocide Remembrance Day Namibia

“Government seals 28 May as Genocide Day

By Staff Reporter

28 May 2024

Government spokesperson and information and communication technology minister Emma Theofelus confirmed that 28 May will now be Genocide Remembrance Day, and it will be considered a public holiday effective from 2025.

The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, in consultation with stakeholders, will find a suitable location for the erection of a genocide monument.




Editor’s note: On 28 May 1908 the commander of the colonial German Schutztruppe, Ludwig von Estorff, ordered the formal closure of all concentration camps in then German South West Africa.

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