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January 1, 2019
New Year Message 1st January 2019

Nearly twenty years since the memorable scene of 2nd August 1999 in the continuation landmark history of the Caprivian people in their quest for freedom. The evil and worst of all colonization and dehumanizing is that of black against black. SWAPO led Government continues to manifest its cruelty on the Caprivian people, after annexing Caprivi to Namibia by force, Caprivians are imprisoned for simply demanding their rights, picketing Caprivians who are dissatisfied of what Namibia is doing are in danger of an order to shoot and kill when they are found.

Perhaps it is true, due to weak politicians who cannot deal with political issues; Namibia saw it fit to cast a political matter to the judiciary and brutal personnel force to dehumanize Caprivians as they directing on how to handle the matter, hence unending trial that has taken almost twenty years and continual harassment of Caprivian Nationals.
Caprivians are reminded of our fellow freedom fighters who are being illegally paraded and triad in a foreign Country. They are persecuted and others died to liberate everyone, friend and foe, they are leaving in a very precarious situation and forced to feed on pork they never eat before; they need our help from every Caprivian.

Caprivians at home

Despite the length of time, threats, torture, intimidation, harassment and divide and rule tactics; in all such we should never lose hope, such are devices of the enemy so that we get deflated, lose direction or turn against ourselves in order to defeat our own mission and purpose of independence, we need to defy and denounce such false destructors.
It is true that among Caprivians there are those who choose to succumb to intimidations, they are dispirited due to time taken, as they listen to the enemies of our freedom, they begin to doubt whether Caprivi shall be free or not.
I would like once more to tell all the Caprivians in the Caprivi Strip that we shall never stop to fight for the freedom and independence of our Country that is occupied illegally by Namibia.

It is not time that determines our achievements but is vigorous paddling through swelling waters, driven by determination and courage with focused mind to independence, despite time and all obstacles, such is the spirit for any struggle for total emancipation. I once said, good things are not easily obtained, there could be no heroes and heroine if there were no courage and sacrifices.
I would like to remind people at home in the Caprivi Strip, to all get involved in the struggle for independence, there should be no spectators because Caprivi is for us all and we are all affected including those who surrendered to be slaves to SWAPO regime.

Caprivian nationals as refugees in Botswana since 1998
It is only through clear understanding that the Caprivians in Botswana know what they desperately want, and desire to have, no matter the cost; they would have all surrendered to their oppressors. The Struggle for independence is always bitter, but achievement at last comes through hardworking, determination, courage and sacrifice.
Like in the past, I would like to encourage fellow Caprivians in Botswana that perseverance and patience are doppelganger or mirror image words; there should be NO regrets what so ever in our pursuit for freedom, the only regrets is for those we lost or eventually lose their lives before we attain our freedom. The road to independence is the same that we are walking; it has all the thistles, meandering, bumpy and upheavals; let us belt -up and fathom as we journey, for the light is brighter at the end of the tunnel.

Botswana, becomes a trap machine to dehumanize Caprivians
Today Botswana emulates a system of Government that loves materials more than human life, people becomes secondary to money; they would exchange human life with materials or money and preach human trafficking as a monstrous evil that reduces humanity.

Namibia is guilty of the same crime with regard to the destruction of natural resources in the Caprivi on the expense of the Caprivian people.

It is an abuse of power and heinous evil for the strong to hold the weak both hands and legs and invite the enemy to do as he wish; even Satan was restrained by God when given permission to hold unto Job, he was told not to touch his soul.
Caprivians happens to be in precarious situation in the hands of the Government of President Dr Masisi, local and international human rights organizations, Amnesty international including the United Nations has observed.
Botswana Government is becoming a collapse to a long principled system because of the stance taken to close the eye on the truth they know about Caprivi and to disregard BOTHO the foundation of their democracy they cherished since ever.
It is an undisputed fact that Botswana holds the true history of the Caprivian people, Caprivi Strip is not
part of Namibia since ever, it was in 1999 when Caprivians were already in Botswana that the Namibian Government work up from slumber, that they came up with an illegal or dubious Act of parliament, Act 10 of 1999 to annex Caprivi to Namibia without consulting the inhabitants of that Country.
That is why SWAPO Government is shy to engage Caprivians in an open and free discussion about the Caprivi political situation.

Botswana must be conscious bound as to how they treat Caprivians, despite the promises and lies told by Namibia. It is true that you can choose a friend but you hardly choose a neighbor. Whatever, the high or vast mountain placed on the way to block Caprivians to attain their independence, shall be done in vain.

I want to make an appeal to people through their leaders to think and think again their actions towards the Caprivi Strip and the people of the Caprivi; when Khama was weak, then he asked help from Caprivians under the leadership of IMATAA KABAENDE MUYONGO , help was given without hesitation.
In anotherway, the IMATAAS great grand Children are asking for help in form of shelter and dialogue; they fled from merciless intruders who invaded their land, what Botswana does is to take back Caprivians by force in the hands of their enemies; this is treachery and inhuman both under earth and heaven. Caprivians paid tax to this land together as one people from 1921 to 1929.Namibia has nothing in common with the Caprivi Strip and people.

It is sad for the Caprivians today to be chased like dogs in the land that they defended from enemies. Caprivians are human beings like any created in the image of God; therefore they deserve good not bad.

In conclusion I say, Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful, the full soul loathed a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Choices are made from plenty, in the absence of profusion you make no choice, we have our Caprivi Strip, we do not have any other Country. So we must guard jealously our natural resources. The burgeoning discovery of variety of underground precious natural resources in the Caprivi Strip is an eye opener to those who didnt believe that Caprivi is a paradise of variety of natural resources.

Namibian regime is just there in the Caprivi to jealously plunder and rob Caprivians, there is no reason that can justify their illegal occupation.

Caprivians from all walks of life let us begin the year with endearing hopes for free Caprivi. Together, we are more than conquerors, Namibians are liars, and they are exposed to the world.

I wish you all the best of the festive season, Merry Christmas and happy New Year.

Forward Ever Backward Never

Mishake Muyongo
United Democratic Party (UDP)

Source: United Democratic Party ( UDP)

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