OTA erect a fence around Kommando

OTA erect a fence around Kommando
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NAMPA

Ovaherero Traditional Authority members have started erecting a fence around the disputed Kommando at Okahandja in Otjozondjupa region.
Chief Vekuii Rukoro ordered the erection of the fence, to be followed by unspecified structures as per requirement by the municipality.
The Aminuis Constituency Councillor in the Omaheke region, Edward Uandara, told Nampa that the developments are to protect their land against any unwanted invaders.
Uandara noted that they wanted to avoid conflict, adding that the erecting of the fence came amidst mounting tension over the rightful ownership of the plot.
The authority said it bought the land in December 2014 from the municipality, but Urban and Rural Development Minister Sophia Shaningwa argued that the municipality was still the rightful owner.
The Ovaherero and Maharero Royal House Traditional Authorities have both used the plot in the past for annual commemoration of Red Flag Day, to pay homage to their fallen heroes and heroines.
Rukoro told Nampa that his authority has all documentation, including the deed of sale, to prove its ownership.
He threatened further legal action against Shaningwa should she attempt to interfere with the approval of the said land sale, which she is yet to approve as line minister.
The OTA on Wednesday lodged an urgent court application after they discovered that Shaningwa granted permission to the Maharero Royal House Traditional Authority to proceed with their annual commemorations of the Red Flag Day on the same plot on 26th of this month.
Attorney-General Sakeus Shangala announced that such permission had been withdrawn, adding that no commemorations would be held by either faction this year.
However, Rukoro said his faction would hold a commemoration at Ozombu Zovindimba in Otjozondjupa region in October.