Inclusivity and honesty in all Talks with Germany: “Germany knows who the children of the victims of her murderous policies a century back are and indeed currently where they live, she must therefore soonest cease with her gimmicks of wasting resources on engaging distant and unaffected parties in her so-called genocide negotiations AND in earnest directly engage Ovaherero and Nama leadership to find permanent closure to the horrific chapter of her disastrous colonial expedition South-West Africa which can only be effected through genuine and faithful accession to a legal agreement on reparation settlement, commensurate with her crimes and negotiated only with legitimate Ovaherero and Nama representatives. It is only a fallacy that a settlement for genocide crimes meted out against ethnic groupings in pre-modern southern African states times, can be arrived at without their bonafide voices and settled only with the state of Namibia. Whilst the state of Namibia, as home to the largest share of descendants of victim’s communities remains a key stakeholder in the discussion with the German state, it cannot wholly appropriate the campaign onto itself and preferred splinter Ovaherero and Nama groupings who in the main are extremely under-representative of the broader affected communities and are fully-absorbed into the government structure and as such enjoys no latitude and or leeway to independently speak for the aspirations of our communities. Equally, the “globalization” of descendants of that war principally implies that Ovaherero and Nama people are today global communities transcending territorial boundaries and thus no single state can rationally claim monopoly and full representation over them. Accordingly therefore, only their own leadership can fully and aptly articulate their interests now resident across multiple nation-states and thus any discussion about them is only adequately crafted to the extend it incorporates genuine representative voices from them !!!” Nandiuasora Mazeingo, OGF Chairperson, April, 2021

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  • Shall, by definition chair all meetings of the OGF at executive and general level. In absentia and or by deliberate designation, the Deputy Chairperson, shall, as principal assistant to the Chairperson, preside over all OGF executive and general meetings. In absence of both the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson as principal assistant to the Chairperson, OGF meetings shall be chaired by the Chief Legal Advisor and Officer-in-Charge: Reparation, Restitution and Restoration. In the event of the absence of all these Office-bearers, convened OGF meetings shall be declared not formally constituted. In that event, a consultative meeting shall be chaired by any of the Chairpersons of the various sub-committees constituted under the OGF structure; the Executive Advisor in the Chairperson’s Office; and any of the ten respective Chief Specialists.
  • As Chief Executive and Accounting Officer, the Chairperson shall ensure that meeting’ decisions and or resolutions are carried through AND, as assisted by the Deputy Chairperson and staffers in the Chairperson’s Office, facilitate timely and expeditious communication of up-coming meetings and events. Importantly this Office shall, in the age of social media and fake news, strive to ensure that ONLY accurate and reliable information is transmitted through the OGF public communications platforms.
  • Supported respectively by the Team of the Chief Legal Advisor and Officer-in-Charge: Reparation, Restitution and Restoration and, through the Deputy Chairperson, respective Chief Specialists on Finance, Secretarial, Communications and Organization Matters, the Chairperson provides oversight and guidance on all operational matters AND also programs related affairs as lead at the sub-committee level by respective Chairpersons of Sub-Committees. In particular, the Chairperson must ensure that Chairpersons of such subcommittees fully attend to their specialized mandates and authorities.
  • Shall lead all advocacy and mobilization efforts for purposes on building local and global networks and partnerships for solidarity with the OvaHerero cause for restorative justice;    
  • The Chairperson’s Office shall hold a mandatory signing right to all documents with probable effect on the balance sheet of the Foundation.
  • The Chairperson will be assisted & supported by an Executive Director in the Office of the Chairperson in carrying out his/her duties.
  • The Executive Director will also play an advisory role.

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Nandiuasora Mazeingo - Chairperson of Ovaherero Genocide Foundation

Nandiuasora "Nandi" Mazeingo

Chairperson