Amushelelo Questions Why Black People Are Not Uniting

"What is really wrong with us Blacks?”

By  | Aug 30, 2022, 05:20 PM  | Michael Amushelelo  | Drama

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Commissar for Economic Development at the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) Michael Amushelelo has questioned the state of Black people in Namibia and the worrisome inequalities among the various races. Sharing a video of his fellow politician in a radio interview with Eagle FM, Amushelelo lashed out at Blacks for the state they are in currently. 

Michael reckons that black people should be able to unite so they can start businesses and build better communities. He said money is being spent on alcohol instead. 

“As Blacks we should be able to unite to start businesses and build our communities. We are quick to put money together for alcohol, but we hate putting money together to start businesses."

Michael said he is yet to see a white homeless person as the streets are filled with black homeless people. 

"In Namibia I have yet to see a white child who is a street kid, but we have many black kids who are street kids."

"What is really wrong with us Blacks?” asked the politician. 
Since his release from prison, Amushelelo has been very vocal about matters deep in his heart. He continues to advocate for the young, underprivileged Namibian and he would not let an arrest deter him from his mission. 

When he got out, he released a statement thanking his supporters for backing him during his arrest. He most especially thanked his wife Julieta Amushelelo, for continuing the fight in his absence. 

“We are highly appreciative of everyone who has supported us and with your encouragement we will continue to fight against an oppressive government that is no different from the apartheid government. They are ready to silence us through prisons and even by killing us, however our ideals will never die.

“Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take.”

“Once we make our people realize how powerful they are, they will never allow themselves to be taken for granted, ” he concluded. 

Amu was arrested for the protest action in China Mall where he and several other NEFF members threatened to shut down the businesses there. But as soon as he got out, he went to another demonstration where he lent his support to striking workers in Transnamib, fighting against corrupt politicians. 

“The State Owned Companies are being failed because we are hiring comrades instead of competent people, the other problem is quite simple, corrupt politicians have private companies and they will benefit the most from ensuring that state companies are closed down.Our children will inherit a country that is beyond repair if we seat back and watch the current ruling elite destroy it,” he alleged. 

Michael was arrested with colleague and friend AR Activist member Dimbulukeni Nauyoma. They were granted bail of N$5,000 each by the Windhoek High Court. 

Julieta was there to support her man from the moment he was arrested to when he got out to celebrate with friends and supporters. 

Amu thanked her for holding her down and Julieta responded with "I got you." 

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