By Fifi Rhodes
Prime Minister Nahas Angula has sent a stern warning to former Koevoet and South West Africa Territorial Force (SWATF) members that their recent threats to physically attack Minister of Veterans Affairs, Ngarikutuke Tjiriange, will be dealt with severely if carried out.
“They will regret it,” Angula said.
Speaking during the 48th anniversary of the founding of Swapo Party in Windhoek at the party’s headquarters on Saturday, Angula said if those behind the threats carry them out, the Swapo Party would act to ensure they are punished for the crime.
“They should know that we know them. If they start to threaten the ministers, then they threaten Swapo and the Government of the Republic of Namibia.”
The former members are allegedly unhappy for not being included as beneficiaries in money that will accrue to liberation veterans. The Veterans Act that was recently debated and passed in Parliament makes a provision for people who fought for the country’s liberation to receive a monthly allowance of N$2??????’??