WINDHOEK, 01 AUG – The hearing of an urgent application in which Nudo Secretary-General Meundjuu Jahanika is challenging the legitimacy of Ester Muinjangue and her faction as legitimate leaders of the party, has been put on hold until next Wednesday.
The hearing was scheduled to kick off before High Court Deputy Judge President Hosea Angula on Wednesday, but could not proceed because lawyers representing Muinjangue and her faction were unable to file their clients’ answering papers before the Registrar of the High Court on time.
In the result, the hearing was postponed to next week to allow legal representatives of Muinjangue and her faction to file their answering papers before court.
The hearing of the application emanates from Muinjangue’s disputed actions when she declared herself the winner after a heavily contested congress held on 26 May 2018.
In the matter, Jahanika alongside Asser Mbai (the current Nudo party president), Hariki Maundu, Vetaruhe Kandorozu (presidential aspirant) and Eunice Kaijere (applicant) want the congress to be declared null and void and devoid of any consequences for want of compliance with the constitution of the party.
The group also wants any other purported outcomes that may have arisen as a consequence of the congress to be declared null and void.
Furthermore, they are seeking a court order to restrain and ban Muinjangue and her faction from passing off and or conducting themselves as office bearers in terms of the Nudo constitution or otherwise on account of the purported 26 May elections.
The group wants Muinjangue and her crew to stay away from the party’s head office situated at Erf No. 1881, Clemence Kapuuo Street in Katutura, as well as to vacate and restore to them possession and control of Nudo’s boardroom.
The respondents in the legal wrangle are Muinjangue, Peter Kazongominja, Kapukatua Kuvare, Joseph Kauandenge, Joseph Uapingene, Fanuel Haukambe, Nokokure Veii, Daniel Maekopo, Uahimisa Kaapehi, Vincent Kahua, Kavendjii Tjahuha, Vetondisa Tjijenda and Ruth Kanguatjivi.