I would like to send a message of condolence to friends, relatives, family members, the region at large and Namibia in particular on the untimely death of an honourable councillor, a businessman, an advisor and a generous man, Honourable Felix Mukupi, who died recently in a road accident.
His untimely death should have served as a unifying event but unfortunately it served as a dividing event for some members of the society.
Immediately after his death some ill-mannered members of the region started circulating SMS’s of offensive, demonizing and tribal undertones.
In practical form, to call a departed person names will not heal our wounds as family members of the Mafwe community and other peace-loving members of the region.
We have had enough time at our disposal to solve all of our problems, whether politically, culturally, socially in the region and in the entire country. Now the Honourable is no more but still the challenge remains with us to bring about the real peace, unity of purpose and reconciliation.
We should all be united in condemning the engineer of the unscrupulous behavior that will only destroy this country in the end.
When we do things like that, attacking a person that is deceased, we do not only condemn that person but, we demonize his children, relatives, his tribe and his supporters/followers.
We now have a huge responsibility on our shoulders because Hon Mukupi was not only a family man/member, but a leader, a businessman, an advisor and a breadwinner for many destitute families.
Finally, we should remain focused and vigilant because of other ill-matured members of the society who are busy dividing our region on tribal lines, and any other forms of division to suit their own agenda known to them.
Last but not least, some messages of condolence at the memorial were not in line with the somber event.
Sibbinda village, a politician, educationist, youth leader and community activist.