Katutura East

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Katutura East constituency (yellow) in the Khomas Region (dark grey)

Katutura East is a constituency in the Khomas Region of Namibia. Its population is 17,737. It consists of the extensions 1, 6, and 19 of the suburb Katutura,[1] a township within Windhoek that was founded by the then Apartheid government of Namibia for black people in the 1950s.

Politics[edit]

The first councillor of Katutura East was Gabriel Ithete (SWAPO) who was succeeded by Elina Ndapuka (also SWAPO) in 2004.[1] The 2015 regional elections were again by SWAPO; Ruben Sheehama won the constituency with 2,912 votes. Ina Gouws of the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) came distant second with 386 votes, followed by Telwin Dennis Owoseb of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP, 295 votes).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Matundu-Tjiparuro, Mae (28 February 2011). "Khomas Region, a constitutional, political and geographical hybrid". Focus on: Khomas Region. supplement to New Era. p. 3. 
  2. ^ "Regional Council Election Results 2015" (PDF). Electoral Commission of Namibia. 3 December 2015. p. 2. 

Coordinates: 22°31′23″S 17°03′36″E / 22.523°S 17.060°E / -22.523; 17.060