Democratic Co-operative Party

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The Democratic Co-operative Party (DEMKOP), was a small local political party in Ovamboland, Namibia led by Johannes Nangutuuala. The party opposed South African occupation of South West Africa and joined the SWAPO Youth League at rallies.[1] Nangutuuala was publicly flogged for his political activism.[2] Established in 1973 it was active only for a short while; by 1975 its activities had ceased, and its leader Nangutuuala had taken up work with the South African administration in Ovamboland.[3]



  1. ^ Katjavivi 1988, p. 74.
  2. ^ "Terror In Namibia". African Activist Archive. Michigan State University. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Katjavivi 1988, p. 94.