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Ugandan female MP hit by senior Namibian Govt official
Publish Date: Jun 07, 2014
Ugandan female MP hit by senior Namibian Govt official
The official (pictured) assaulted the Ugandan legislators
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By Charles Etukuri and Agencies
A senior Namibian government official Mvula Ya Nangolo, the special advisor to the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, has been accused of hitting a female Ugandan parliamentarian with his cane and calling her delegation “prostitutes” during an altercation at a buffet lunch in a Windhoek hotel. 
 
The MP whose name is not yet known is a member of the National Resistance Movement (NRM.  Apart from the physical assault, it is also alleged that Nangolo accused the politician, and other women in her delegation, of prostitution at the Safari Hotel on Tuesday.
 
President Hifikepunye Pohamba appointed Ya Nangolo as special advisor to Information Minister Joel Kaapanda about three years ago the Namibian Sun reported.
 
Efforts to get a comment from the Parliamentary spokesperson Hellen Kawesa proved futile yesterday however Sunday Vision has been told that Uganda had sent a group of over 15 MP’s to Namibia to study Namibia’s forthcoming elections.
Nangolo also refused to speak about what sparked the incident.
 
According to staff at the hotel, Nangolo approached the table at which the Ugandan delegation was seated and started hurling insults at Uganda, its leadership and the female MPs at the table. “He started to call them names, saying they only come here to do prostitution and a lot of other dirty things,” a shocked hotel employee told Namibian Sun. 
 
Nangolo, also known as a poet, allegedly told the delegation to read one of his books, in which he wrote about them on “page 95”. “When the women responded and asked why he was saying those things and that he should say it somewhere else, he started to hit the woman on the head with his stick.” The scene is said to have drawn a lot of attention and embarrassed the senior government officials who were hosting the foreign delegation.
 
The Namibia media reported that the incident had caused a diplomatic embarrassment and was being handled quietly in the top echelons of government, with Minister Kaapanda claiming to know nothing about the incident when contacted on Wednesday. 
 

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