2024 April 15 – New Era: Mbumba endorses Genocide Remembrance Day

New Era report President Nangolo Mbumba Namibia 28 May National Genocide Remembrance Day

“Mbumba endorses Genocide Remembrance Day

2024-04-15 Otniel Hembapu

Mbumba endorses Genocide Remembrance Day

Otniel Hembapu
Zebaldt Ngaruka

President Nangolo Mbumba does not see any legal or procedural reasons, or any section of society rejecting a proposal to officially recognise and commemorate 28 May as a national Genocide Remembrance Day.

Mbumba shared these sentiments during a meeting with members of the Okandjoze Chiefs Assembly at State House last week, where numerous Ovaherero and Ovambanderu traditional chiefs as well as senior councillors met with the Head of State to exchange notes on a raft of matters.

It was on 28 May 1908, 116 years ago, that Major Ludwig von Estorff, the commander of the German colonial schutztruppe, ordered the formal closure of all Ovaherero and Nama concentration camps in the then-German South West Africa.

The Okandjoze Chiefs Assembly, which comprises eight traditional leaders, who established the assembly through an agreement, called on Mbumba and his Cabinet to work speedily to ensure the day is formally gazetted and promulgated as a national remembrance day for all Namibians.




You can send us a comment without registering / logging in.

Please note that all comments have to be reviewed. This may take some time. If it does not meet our criteria or guidelines, it will not be published.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
You might also be interested in the following post from Media Reports…
Tag-based search of entire website:
Research more Dialogue…

Events on Records


Media Reports




Share via
Copy link