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Late Maxuilili envisioned a united Namibia

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The panellists at the Nathaniel Maxuilili Public Lecture discussed how the late liberation struggle hero, Nathaniel Maxuilili, would have been shocked to hear about people getting burned in shack fires if he were still alive.

Panellist Ruusa Shipiki mentioned that Maxuilili would have been disappointed with the ghettos and the migration of working-class people to Walvis Bay, leading to poverty and unemployment.

She emphasised the need to address these issues and find productive ways to embrace the 71.1 percent of Namibia's population that is under 35.

Namibians commemorate liberation hero Nathaniel Maxuilili

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Namibians gathered at Walvis Bay to celebrate the life of fearless liberation struggle hero Nathaniel Maxuilili, who died 25 years ago.

Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah described the late Maxuilili as a dedicated freedom fighter who fought relentlessly for Namibia's independence.

The legendary Nathaniel Maxuilili's heroic deeds were remembered in the harbour town, where he spent most of his political journey.

Those who knew him say he fought for Namibia's freedom, even if it meant making the ultimate sacrifice.

CoW held a mass street naming and renaming ceremony

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The City of Windhoek embarked on a mass naming and renaming of 17 streets in honour of those who contributed to the liberation struggle and community upliftment in a ceremony held in Windhoek on Friday.

It was a colourful and joyful event filled with song and chanting of excitement from family members, friends, representatives, and local residents as they shared memories and historic events related to the contributions of their loved ones, honoured by the City of Windhoek.

Veteran John Amakali buried

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John Amakali, a veteran of the liberation struggle affectionately known as Nakaundule, was laid to rest at the Eenhana Memorial Shrine.

President Nangolo Mbumba granted him an official funeral and praised him as a fearless freedom fighter who made invaluable contributions to the country's liberation before and after independence.

Amakali, aged 73, passed away on March 6th.

Defence Ministry's benefits to veterans of liberation struggle

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The Ministry of Defence and Veterans' Affairs offers a number of benefits to veterans of the liberation struggle. 

These range from counselling services to financial assistance and the provision of housing.

Our news team caught up with two veterans who benefited from the Housing Provision Scheme in Kavango East Region.

A veteran is any person who was a member of the liberation forces or who consistently and persistently participated in or engaged in any political, diplomatic, or under-ground activity in furtherance of the liberation struggle.

A living legacy of Namibia’s liberation struggle

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For 99-year-old Elizabeth Iilonga, a Tsumeb resident, Heroes' Day holds special significance as her four children and one grandchild selflessly dedicated their lives to Namibia's liberation struggle.

Iilonga, affectionately known as Kuku Nekulu, in an interview with the Namibia Press Agency (Nampa), commended the Namibian Government for officially designating August 26 as a day of commemoration.

The date holds deep significance for her as it memorialises the sacrifices of her children and grandson in the pursuit of a free Namibia.

Ben Shikongo denies bitterness between NNLVA & FPCA

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The President of the Namibia National Liberation Veterans Association (NNLVA), Ben Shikongo, has denied that there is a bitter battle between his association and the Former Plan Combatants Association (FPCA).

Shikongo refuted allegations made in a local newspaper by some members of his association that there was bad blood between the two organisations.

He alleged that the newspaper did not correctly reflect his opinion, and this is the reason he called a media conference as president of the NNLVA to defuse the misunderstanding.