Brendan Kangongolo Simbwaye: A journey of ‘internal’ exile

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University of Namibia Press
The Caprivi African National Union (CANU) was secretly founded on 7 September 19622 even though it had existed as an underground movement from late 1958. CANU did not survive within Caprivi beyond its very first public meeting, which took place in July 1964.3 Brendan Kangongolo Simbwaye, founding President of CANU, and two others, Alfred Tongo Nalishuwa, and Vernet Maswahu, were arrested at that meeting and this marked the start of a life of perpetual detention, isolation, banishment and ‘internal’ exile or displacement for Maswahu and Simbwaye. After his arrest, CANU re-grouped in Zambia under Albert Mishake Muyongo and joined the South West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO) in an alliance in 1964. Simbwaye was made SWAPO’s Vice-President.
Brenden Kangongolo Simbwaye, Internal exile
Kangumu, B.K. (2015). Brendan Kangongolo Simbwaye: a journey of ‘internal’ exile. In J. Silvester (Ed.), Re-Viewing Resistance in Namibian History (pp. 160-169. Windhoek: UNAM Press.