WINDHOEK, 04 May, In a statement issued by its Secretary Empraim Nekongo Swapo Party Youth League, said would like to take a pause, to not only
commemorate but reflect on the unforgettable day and traumatic history of our nation.
The statement further said “It’s on this fateful morning, 4th May 1978, has marked exactly 43 years after the
hostile colonial apartheid forces ordered an airstrike and deployed of
paratroopers on a transit camp of Casinga for Namibian exiles, in southern
Angola. This had subsequently led to the massacres of innocence 165 men, 294 women, and 300 children”.
The day will forever be known as Cassinga day and
declared a public holiday in order for citizens to pay homage to the gallant sons and daughters of the land of the brave whose blood continues to water our freedom.
Nekongo further called all Namibians to respect this day “the SWAPO Party Youth League would l, therefore, like to urge all Namibians to
join us in earnest recognition of the sacrifices paid by all whose lives perished
and barbarically massacred in the struggle for selflessly took a stand against
oppression, atrocities, dichotomous laws” a prominent youth leader said.
In conclusion, Nekongo said that “we are now faced with economic downturns,
corruption, Unemployment, GBV and an invisible enemy of Covid-19” acknowledged.
By NDN Reporter.