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Captain Hendrik Samuel Witbooi (1906-1978) Windhoek

The third statue, finally, shows Captain Hendrik Samuel Witbooi, who was the first African leader who took up arms against the German imperialists and foreign occupiers in defence of Namibia. The Germans were in Namibia for about 30 years (from 1874 to 1915), but they definitely put their stamp on the country. As a matter of fact, you will see a lot of German names and signs throughout the country. Yet, it is fully clear that any occupation of a country can not be tolerated, for whatever reasons there might be. So, kudos to Mr. Witbooi for his bravery!
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