Krygsgevangenes se grafte gaan herstel word

'n Organisasie beywer hom vir die herstel van die grafte van krygsgevangenes wat omgekom het in konsentrasiekampe op Swakopmund.

03 December 2019 | Local News

Laidlaw Peringanda; NGA-voorsitter ; “Deur ons voorvaders se grafte skoon te maak en te herstel, glo ek dat hulle gelukkig sal wees en seëninge na Namibië sal bring.”

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Die Namibiese Volksmoordvereniging (Nambian Geniocide Association - NGA) beoog om die grafte van krygsgevangenes wat gesterf het gedurende die Ovaherero- en Nama-volksmoord van 1904 tot 1908 onder die bewind van Duitsland, skoon te maak en te herstel op 10 Desember.

Die grafte, by die gedenkbegrafplaas van Swakopmund se Kramersdorf-woonbuurt, is van krygsgevangenes wat in konsentrasiekampe op Swakopmund aangehou is.

Die menseregteaktivis en voorsitter van die vereniging, Laidlaw Peringanda, het Namibiërs genooi om te kom help met die herstelwerk.

“Almal is welkom om deel te wees van die skoonmaak-aksie. Dit sluit ook die tradisionele owerhede van die Ovaherero, Ovambanderu en die Nama/Damara in.”

Volgens Peringanda is sowat 703 grafte onwettig gesloop en gelykgemaak. Hy voer aan die grond waar van die grafte eens was , is vir ander doeleindes hergebruik.

“Laat ons die waardigheid van ons voorvaders se grafte op die herdenking van Internasionale Menseregtedag in ere herstel,” het hy gesê.

Peringanda het gesê die Swakopmund-munisipaliteit en -stadsraad het die spesifieke grafte verwaarloos.

“Dit is in ’n gehawende toestand. Die werknemers van die munisipaliteit sorg slegs vir die Duitse koloniale soldate se grafte en die grafte van mense wat minder as 20 meter van die grafte van ons voorouers af gevind word,” het hy gesê.

Die vereniging het onder sy leiding die inisiatief geneem om die grafte skoon te maak en te herstel omdat dit oor ‘n tydperk van ongeveer 115 jaar verwaarloos is.

“Daar is ’n internasionale beleid oor die instandhouding van inheemse begraafplase en hoe dit in stand gehou moet word. Daarvolgens is begraafplase unieke bewaarplekke uit die geskiedenis van die mensdom en die rusplekke van menslike oorskot. Hulle is getuies van die kontinuïteit van die menslike lewe en die kulturele erfenis.”

Hy het ook beklemtoon dat die Afrika-kultuur glo dat die geeste van dooies lewend is.

“Deur ons voorvaders se grafte skoon te maak en te herstel, glo ek dat hulle gelukkig sal wees en seëninge na Namibië sal bring,” het hy gesê.

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