War orphans to challenge Veterans Act

By Jeremiah Ndjoze

THE children of Namibian war veterans who died in exile are pushing for the amendment of the Veterans Act, challenging its validity as it applies to their parents’ legacies and their subsequent benefits.
Speaking to Confidente this week, one of the children and leader of the group called the Association of War Orphans of the Liberation Struggle (AWOS), Borro Ndungula, maintained that while their parents have been granted heroic status which is mostly rhetoric by nature, they are yet to be conferred with necessary status – which could be beneficial to their offspring.

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