Who’s our next defence minister? – Local News

Analysts believe President Hage Geingob will look to appoint someone “who commands respect among the country’s defence force” as the next defence minister, to replace Peter Vilho who was relieved of his duties on Tuesday. With rampant allegations of corruption in the defence ministry, which has apparently demoralised the army, Geingob will seek to appoint an authoritative figure who can restore faith in the leadership of the defence ministry and the military itself. Here are some predictions:

Frans Kapofi

The home affairs minister is deemed the most natural fit in the defence portfolio, given his military and civilian backgrounds. A military officer by training who served Swapo in Lubango, Angola, Kapofi served as secretary to Cabinet for many years, preceded by being permanent secretary in various government ministries.

Martin Shalli

The retired army general is an outsider in this contest. His name has not been cleared in the very allegations that partially led to Vilho’s fall from grace, related to payments he allegedly received from a Chinese defence contractor. However, analysts maintain he commands the respect required in the country’s armed forces.

Daniel Kashikola

The deputy minister of safety and security Daniel Kashikola’s name has been thrown into the hat too. But aanalysts believe he may not be considered for the position due to internal Swapo politics and his perceived alignment ahead of the party’s elective congress next year.

Hilma Nicanor

Vilho’s deputy Nicanor could be elevated, although she is not seen to possess the acumen required for the sensitive portfolio – especially in terms of lifting the mood of the defence force. The fact that the Cabinet handbook does not allow deputy ministers to act as full ministers also stands in her way.

Sebastian Ndeitunga

The 59-year-old inspector-general of the Namibian Police has essentially reached retirement age and may now transcend into a political position. He has been chief of police since 2005 and his experience in security set-ups would be invaluable to the army, although defence is a different ball game altogether.

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