2023 October 1 – The Namibian (Commentary): President’s Genocide Comments Validate Descendants’ Concerns

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“President’s Genocide Comments Validate Descendants’ Concerns

Kae Matundu-Tjiparuro
1 October 2023

As a descendant of the survivors of genocide committed by imperial Germany against my forebears, I could not help but be amazed, if not perplexed, by recent comments by president Hage Geingob.

As reported in the media, they were to the effect that the deeds of the apartheid regime in Namibia were “worse” than the genocide of our forebears, .

Indeed, I find it hard to believe the president might have pronounced himself as such, giving him instead the benefit of the doubt – that he might have been misquoted, and/or if he may have said it unconsciously. (…)”


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