Samora Machel Constituency
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[update] it had 32,000 inhabitants.
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.
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.
2004 electoral results
- John Ya Otto Nankudhu (SWAPO Party): 8370
- Victoria Gawanas (United Democratic Front): 594
- Frasiska Hipondoka (Congress of Democrats): 475
- Gabriel Rukero (National Unity Democratic Organisation): 380
- Adolf Kaurimuje (Democratic Turnhalle Alliance): 201
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