Samora Machel Constituency

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Suburb Wanaheda

Samora Machel Constituency (formerly known as Wanaheda) is a constituency in the Khomas Region of Namibia. The constituency is located across four northern suburbs of Windhoek: Wanaheda, Greenwell Matongo, Goreangab, and part of Havana. As of 2010 it had 32,000 inhabitants.[1]

Most of the residents of this constituency are formally unemployed and derive their income from informal employment and small enterprises like shebeens and car washes. The impact of HIV/AIDS is high.[1]

Name change[edit]

The area which made up the constituency was named Wanaheda during colonial times and continued to be called it following its independence in 1990. It is an acronym for 'Wambos, Namas, Hereros and Damaras' In 2003, following governmental and public recommendations, it was renamed in honour of Mozambican President Samora Machel.[2]

2004 electoral results[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kapitako, Alvine (12 November 2010). "ELECTIONS 2010: Khomas Region profile". New Era. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Constituency named after John Pandeni in The Namibian, 27 August 2008
  3. ^ Samora Machel constituency Electoral Commission of Namibia

Coordinates: 22°31′07″S 17°02′13″E / 22.51861°S 17.03694°E / -22.51861; 17.03694