ZAMBIAN ENVOY MOURNS NAMIBIA'S TOIVO YA TOIVO

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STATEMENT ON BOOK OF CONDOLENCES AT THE HIGH COMMISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA TO INDIA PAYING TRIBUTE TO FREEDOM FIGHTER COMRADE ANDIMBA TOIVO YA TOIVO FOR RELEASE TO THE MEDIA ON JUNE 17, 2017 

Zambia’s High Commissioner to India JUDITH KAPIJIMPANGA has signed a Book of Condolences at the High Commission of Namibia to India to pay tribute to former freedom fighter Comrade ANDIMBA TOIVO YA TOIVO. 

 

She says her thoughts are with the family, the people and the Government of Namibia as they mourn the loss of a national hero, TOIVO YA TOIVO.

 

The High Commissioner says Comrade TOIVO YA TOIVO will be remembered as an untiring fighter for the right to self determination of the oppressed and colonised people.

 

Mrs. KAPIJIMPANGA says the leader fought selflessly for workers and rural peoples’ rights and the dignity of all people.

 

She says Comrade TOIVO YA TOIVO was a very principled leader with an impeccable moral standing.

The Zambian top envoy to India says the Namibian hero, who was born on August 22, 1924 and died on June 9, 2017, was one of the few organic intellectuals on the African continent who aspired for a fairer and just society.

Mrs. KAPIJIMPANGA said this at the chancery of the High Commission of Namibia to India in New Delhi. 

She says the African hero was a Namibian anti –apartheid activist who was active in the pre-independence movement and one of the co-founders of the South West African People’s Organization- in 1960.

Mrs. KAPIJIMPANGA notes that TOIVO served 16 years in ROBBEN ISLAND prison in the same section as NELSON MANDELA and was released from prison in 1984 and rejoined SWAPO in exile in Lusaka, Zambia.

She says Comrade TOIVO returned to Namibia in 1989 in the wake of the country's independence and served as a Member of Parliament and as a Cabinet Minister in SAM NUJOMA’s government before retiring from active politics in 2006.

And High Commissioner of Namibia to India PIUS DUNAISKI says Zambia has been an all weather friend of Namibia.

This is contained in a statement made available by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in New Delhi, India, Bangwe Naviley.

Issued by:

Bangwe Naviley- First Secretary Press

ZAMBIA HIGH COMMISSION

New Delhi, India

Mobile: +918527745134

E-mail: bnaviley@gmail.com



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