Namibia neutral in Commonwealth succession talks

Namibia neutral in Commonwealth succession talks

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah says Namibia does not have a preferred candidate to succeed Queen Elizabeth ll, at this stage.
President Hage Geingob and other Commonwealth heads of government are discussing who will take over from the Queen as head of the Commonwealth.
On Thursday the British monarch made it clear that she would like her son, the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, to take over as the head of the organisation.
However, there are diverse views as some member-countries want a non-royal to be given a chance. Speaking to NBC News in London, Nandi-Ndaitwah emphasised that Namibia is neutral.
She added that "we cannot really decide for the British monarchy as to how they would manage the institution so that’s why we have to see where the Commonwealth is coming from and if the Queen decides this is the person (Prince Charles) taking over, who are you to decide as another country to say ‘no Queen’."
An announcement on the successor is expected later on Friday.
Queen Elizabeth II has been at the helm of the organisation since 1952.