SWAPO members file urgent application to stop extraordinary congress

SWAPO members file urgent application to stop extraordinary congress
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The Namibian

Two SWAPO members have filed an urgent application to stop the party's extraordinary congress set to start later this month.
Mirjam Shituula and Selma Namboga filed the urgent case Thursday, seeking to stop the upcoming extraordinary congress and challenge SWAPO's sixth congress held last year.
Their lawyer, Boris Isaacks, has explained to NBC News that they both laid a complaint with the party in February this year about irregularities in the selection of delegates to last year's congress.
He says Shituula and Namboga allege that more than 100, of the over 700 delegates to last year's congress, attended it unlawfully.
Isaacks says his clients allege that the same delegates, who voted at last year's congress unlawfully, will attend the extraordinary congress slated for 30 November through 1 December.
He says after his clients petitioned SWAPO within 90-days of the congress, and did not get a response, they were preparing to challenge the last congress in court.
Isaacks says the announcement of the upcoming congress has made it urgent for his clients to stop it, until their challenge to last year's congress is concluded.