Swapo Party backbencher, Kazenambo Kazenambo has resigned as the Party’s special leader assigned to the Omatako Constituency, The Villager can reveal.
The outspoken Kazenambo, The Villager can reveal, has since submitted his resignation letter to the party’s Secretary General, Nangolo Mbumba and also copied the party’s Vice President, Dr Hage Geingob, and President Dr Hifikepunye Pohamba, as well as the Swapo’s Deputy Secretary General, Laura McLeod Katjirua in the letter.
Swapo Party Secretary General, Nangolo Mbumba however declined to shed light on the resignation of Kazenambo saying, “I am not in a position to comment on that issue, because that issue has not reached me and I have not seen anything of that sort."
Ironically the resignation by Kazenambo was addressed to the SG’s office. The Villager is also reliably informed that Kazenambo has also raised a concern to the President and the Vice President in his resignation letter, that he has not been given the necessary attention from Mbumba’s office. Kazenambo is also believed to be arguing that, he has been one of the major contributors to Swapo, keeping what he terms as strategic constituents.
However, the party is yet to deliberate on Kazenambo’s resignation officially. This, could be attributed to the fact that the letter is somewhat, scathing towards Mbumba – castigating him for his failure to deal with what the letter terms, politics of blackmail. Kazenambo, The Villager can also reveal, complained that he has been treated unfairly by the party’s SG, despite his contribution in attaining independence and also his contribution to party duties in the post independence era.
Although his resignation is still covered in secrecy, The Villager understands that the outspoken politician has raised a number of reasons among them, the humiliation that he suffered after being unceremoniously dropped from the Swapo think tank by the Chairperson, Kalumbi Shangula, without reason.
The Villager can also reveal that Kazenambo is dissatisfied by the lack of communication from the party’s SG office about his role in the think tank. He argues that he was only released from his duties without official communication but he had to realise that he was kicked out from the media. Inside sources also confirmed that Kazenambo’s argument is that he is taking a conscious decision to avoid further humiliation and ill treatment from the same people who described him as being unfit to be part of the Swapo Party’s think tank for unspecified reasons.
He also told the Swapo party leadership in his letter, which is still with the Secretary General, that he is not in a position to sell the manifesto of the party to his assigned constituency because he was deemed unfit to contribute to when it was being published.
Kazenambo could neither confirm nor deny the resignation, referring the comments to Mbumba.