Members of the Maharero Royal House say any group willing to pay homage to the fallen leaders at Okahandja, is free to do so.
A descendant of the Tjamuaha-Maherero lineage, Phanuel Kaapama, said after the Namibian Police had cancelled the Red Flag commemoration last week, no other commemoration will be regarded as formal.
Kaapama stressed that the commemoration are normally held on the 26th August to coincide with the return and re-burial of Herero Chief Samuel Maharero from Botswana in 1923.
The UNAM lecturer denied claims by another Ovaherero group led by Chief Kuaima Riruako that the Red Flag Commando at Okahandja belongs to Ovaherero Traditional Authority.
He accused Ovaherero Traditional Authority under Riruako of attempting to appropriate all Ovaherero traditional symbols to fulfil a mission of a certain political party.
Kaapama hopes that the Namibian Police will ensure that all the Ovaherero sacred places will be respected and protected during the planned commemoration by Chief Riruako's group at Okahandja this weekend.