Former Veterans Affairs Minister, Dr Ngarikutuke Tjiriange has been appointed as the chairperson of the ruling Swapo Party Disciplinary Committee, while Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila and Helmut Angula are the new Central Committee members.
Tjiriange will be deputised by former Deputy Prime Minister Dr Libertine Amathila in an eight member committee comprising of former Prime Minister and current Speaker of the House Dr Theo Ben Gurirab, Doreen Sioka, Willem Konjore, Connie Pandeni, Tommy Nambahu and Jermana Shitale.
Swapo Secretary General Nangolo Mbumba explained this morning that the party needed the committee in order to keep order and prevent the abuse of other party members.
“We accuse each other of doing this and that. If someone abuses another member or steal money from the party or is a false member of the party we will submit them to the disciplinary committee” explained Mbumba.
The appointments were made at the party's politburo meeting yesterday in the capital.
At the same meeting, President Hifikepunye Pohamba also nominated Finance Minister Saara Kuughongelwa-Amadhila and Helmut Hangula for the Central Committee under Chapter 2 Article 7 (4) of the Swapo Constitution.