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Ovaherero Genocide Foundation

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

Office of the Deputy Chairperson

About Us

What We Do

  • Serves as the Principal Deputy to the OGF Chairperson and as such, in the deputizing role, assumes on Duties, Powers and Authorities of the Chairperson
  • Serves as the Foundation Operational Head and in that role, for each of the five respective functions of Finance, Resource Mobilization, Secretarial Duties, Communications and Organizational Matters, shall be assisted by various Specialists overseeing each of these respective areas AND in turn shall report directly to the Chairperson and be overseen by the Chairperson’s Office.
  • This office will centrally be responsible for the daily administration of OGF funds, records of meetings, communications thereon AND all support services as may be determined and required by the Chairperson or any other structures of OGF. As Lead Secretarial Officer, supported by Chief Specialist: Secretarial duties, this office bearer shall attend all meetings of OGF and hold principal custody of all books and records of OGF.
  • As Lead Finance Officer, supported by a Chief Specialist: Finance, shall attend to the payment of all accounts processed for payment by OGF, prepare Annual Statements of receipts and expenditure, assets and liabilities to be laid before OGF End of Financial Year meetings and be responsible for ensuring that OGF books are audited each year. The CFO shall keep books in proper order for the purpose of recording all receipts and expenditure of OGF and of the assets and liabilities thereof and shall generally attend to and record the financial affairs of the OGF. The CFO shall hold a single mandatory signing right to all documents pertaining to financial matters.
  • As Lead Communications Officer, supported by Chief Specialist: Communication, shall attend to OGF communications requirements and, in close collaboration with the Chairperson and Patron to ensure alignment with the OTA, vets all OGF communications.
  • As Lead Resource-Mobilization Officer, supported by Chief Specialist: Resource Mobilization, shall attend to OGF support (in cash and or kind) mobilization efforts and, in close collaboration with the Chairperson and Patron to ensure alignment with the OTA resource mobilization efforts, vets all such OGF efforts. For purposes on easing the burden off the OTA Treasury, this Office, working directly under the supervision of the Special Assistant shall on a regular basis initiate activities and programs aimed at raising funds and other support materials for the OGF platform.



Programme LEADER


Ovaherero Genocide Foundation

Mbiripipo Vivian "Joyce" Muzengua

Deputy Chairperson