Namibia: Kapofi condemns ‘unholy’ marriages

Published: 14/Mar/2019
Source: The Namibian (Windhoek)

by Okeri Ngutjinazo

HOME affairs minister Frans Kapofi has condemned foreign nationals who marry Namibians to gain citizenship, saying the country was not for sale.

The minister, who turned a year in office since his appointment, made these remarks yesterday during his annual address to staff in Windhoek.

Newly appointed executive director for the ministry Etienne Maritz and deputy minister Maureen Hinda-Mbuende were also present during the address.

Kapofi questioned the intentions of individuals who take such extreme measures.

“What is it that you are doing in Namibia? What is your agenda? Why would you resort to marrying a Namibian whom you necessarily do not love, just because you want to be a Namibian?” he asked.

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Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: Namibia
Year: 2019