Namibia says it remains resolute in its stance on zero tolerance for acceding to power through unconstitutional means, in line with the principles of the African Union, the AU Constitutive Act, and the African Charter on Democratic Elections and Governance.

The instruments call for the condemnation and rejection of an unconstitutional change of governments and are in agreement with the AU's commitment to "Silencing the Guns in Africa."

The statement by the International Relations and Cooperation Ministry follows the attempted coup d'état in the DRC during the early hours of Sunday.

The Executive Director in the ministry, Penda Naanda, says Namibia welcomes, supports, and aligns itself with the statement made by SADC, which reaffirms the commitment of member states to the SADC Protocol on Politics, Defence, and Security Cooperation, which aims to promote peace and security in the region.

He says Namibia will continue to lend support to the people of the DRC and call on the international community to support the necessary peace initiatives in that sister country.



Laimi Hainghumbi