Namibia: Alex Kaure’s letter “The President is Shaming the Nation” demonstrates ignorance about diplomacy and how global events shape domestic outcomes

It is regrettable that the public conversation in Namibia is fuelled by inaccuracies and anonymous SMSes to newspapers, with the expectation of responses from politicians, Offices, Ministries and Agencies without knowing if these are invented or cleared in a fairminded manner. SMSes as published often reflect the biases of the editors and seek to reinforce certain perceptions, which are not reflective of public opinion. The fabrication of bias through anonymity is regrettable in light of the fact that President Hage G. Geingob, a democrat by conviction continues to emphasize transparent and effective governance, which explicitly calls for Namibians to raise their concerns openly. It is how a Republic should work.