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South West Africa National Union

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South West African National Union
PresidentCharles Katjivirue
Secretary-GeneralSam Tjikuzu
FounderFanuel Kozonguizi
Founded27 September 1959
IdeologyDemocratic socialism
Political positionLeft-wing
Colours  Red
SloganPatjii ngarikotoke -- Give the land back to people
Party flag

The South West Africa National Union is a Namibian political party founded in 1959. Most of its members came from the Herero people, while SWAPO was mostly an Ovambo party. The president of the party is Charles Katjivirue.

Politics[change | change source]

SWANU advocated for interventionism to bring land reform. It also criticised the Ministry of Lands and Resettlement for allegedly resettling politicians on land acquired for redistribution instead of the poor. It also called for greater political will for land reform policies.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Govt should regulate land prices Archived 7 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine The Namibian 16 March 2009