Eric Biwa

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Eric Biwa
Personal details
Born (1953-05-08) 8 May 1953 (age 64)
Vaalgras, ǁKaras Region
Nationality Namibian
Political party Patriotic Unity Movement (PUM)
Residence Namibia


Eric Biwa (born 8 May 1953 in Vaalgras, ǁKaras Region) is a former Namibian politician with the Patriotic Unity Movement (PUM), a party which was a member of the United Democratic Front (UDF).[1]

Pre-independence[edit]

A former combatant in the Namibian War of Independence with SWAPO's armed wing, Biwa was one of many alleged spies detained near Lubango, Angola in the 1980s.[2] Biwa founded the PUM in July 1989 ahead of the 1989 elections and immediately led the party into the UDF alliance.[3] Biwa was a member of the National Assembly of Namibia from its founding as the Constituent Assembly prior to independence in 1989 until his resignation in 2003. He was replaced by Gustaphine Tjombe.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections 2009 - UDF, the Undying Old Hors New Era via AllAfrica.com, 28 September 2009.
  2. ^ Namibia's Wall of Silence review by Lauren Dobell, Southern Africa Report, July 1996
  3. ^ Chronology: 1989 KlausDierks.com
  4. ^ Gustaphine Tjombe Archived 2011-06-11 at the Wayback Machine. Namibia Institute for Democracy, 2008