Chaos mars Namibia genocide talk

skullFrom AFRED SHILONGO in Windhoek, Namibia
WINDHOEK, (CAJ News) – COLONIAL master Germany condemned the recent skirmishes at its Embassy in Namibia following a meeting over the European country’s role in the Namibian atrocities of the 1900s.
There were chaotic scenes at the embassy in Windhoek recently when members of the Nama Genocide Technical Committee interrupted German special envoy, Ruprecht Polenz, during the presentation. The Herero Nama people were the major victims of the genocide that claimed over 100 000 lives.

The Nama committee was incensed by Polenz’s rejecting the notion to compare the atrocities in Namibia with other crimes against humanity as the holocaust, a genocide that saw then-German leader Adolf Hitler killing 6 million Jews between 1933 and 1945.
Polenz’s position was met with loud shouting, aggressive gestures and a forceful exit from the conference room.
Earlier the technical committee had objected to the composition of the German delegation claiming it consisted of “lower ranked people” instead of leaders.
Germany, through its embassy in Windhoek expressed disappointment.
“The German Embassy deeply deplores the course of events which prevented an important exchange of information including differing positions in a serious and professional manner adequate to the importance of the matter.”

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