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  • "To this day we are under their rule, we are oppressed, landless, have no recognized leader by the state and we are made voiceless. Because we are not allowed to have our own representatives within the decision making structure of the government of Namibia, our dignity and liberty is undermined, and we have no way to determine our own future. We are a distinct people, on our own land, we are forcefully being subjected to the Uukolokadhi traditional authority and law, against our will. Our traditional territory is being privatized, and fenced off without our consent and we are not even asked for our opinion."

    DECLARATION BY THE ZEMBA PEOPLE OF NAMIBIA [WITH PHOTO GALLERY]

    "To this day we are under their rule, we are oppressed, landless, have no recognized leader by the state and we are made voiceless. Because we are not allowed to have our own representatives within the decision making structure of the government of Namibia, our dignity and liberty is undermined, and we have no way to determine our own future. We are a distinct people, on our own land, we are forcefully being subjected to the Uukolokadhi traditional authority and law, against our will. Our traditional territory is being privatized, and fenced off without our consent and we are not even asked for our opinion."

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