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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  • Serves as the inspiration, overriding guiding rod for the OGF structure and, alongside and in support of the OGF Chairperson, is an important link to the authority of the OvaHerero Traditional Authority (OTA) bearing on the OGF as an offshoot and or subsidiary of the OTA.
  • Is broadly knowledgeable in the historical and legal aspects of the Crime of Genocide, as defined in the “UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Crime” (9 December 1948);
  • Imparts knowledge on fellow OGF members, Otjiuana, and those in the Diaspora.
  • Fully appreciates the genocidal intent of the General Lothar von Trotha’s Extermination Order of 2nd October 1904 for the OvaHerero People and the one of 22nd April 1905 of the Nama People.

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Ovaherero Genocide Foundation

Mitiri Festus Muundjua

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