Comrade andimba herman toivo ya toivo grew up during the time of the south african colonial regime in namibia. Swapo was founded with the aim of attaining the independence of namibia and thus is part of the african nationalist movement. Memorial service of andimba toivo ya toivo youtube. Ya toivo started to organize fellow migrant workers from the then south west africa who were working in. Comrade toivo has left an indelible mark in the history of our region. Namibia has held a state funeral for herman andimba toivo ya toivo, a key figure in the nations bid for independence. In 2004 it was renamed after andimba toivo ya toivo, founder of swapo. Jun, 2017 ya toivo is survived by his wife, vicki, and twin daughters mutaleni and nashikoto. Windhoek namibian freedom fighter and struggle icon herman andimba toivo ya toivo, who died on friday, was a man of strong beliefs and convictions, the african national congress said. Public lectures during odibo ss school, outapi regional office, andimba toivo ya toivo sec. Namibian struggle icon herman andimba toivo ya toivo and former president. Born on 22 august 1924 in northern namibia, ya toivo went on to become an icon of the antiapartheid struggle and a towering giant of note. Toivo ya toivo was more than a namibian hero the mail. The late ya toivo was an influential leader in ondangwa both in swapo and.
The defiant words that andimba toivo ya toivo spoke in the south african supreme court in pretoria on 1 february 1968, a week after he and 29 fellow swapo members had been convicted of offences. Interviews include andimba toivo ya toivo, sam nujoma, theoben gurirab, and. Namibia has lost a gallant son in herman andimba toivo ya toivo. New york times www site, viewed june 12, 2017 in obituary published june 10. After growing up in northern namibia ya toivo spent some time in cape town in the 1950s. To the children of celebrated hero andimba toivo ya toivo, the late liberation icon was simply papa. Explore books by andimba toivo ja toivo with our selection at. Swapo was founded on 19 april 1960 by andimba toivo ya toivo as the successor of the ovamboland peoples congress, an organisation established in 1957 and renamed the ovamboland peoples organisation in 1959. Now that you know that the driving distances from windhoek to andimba toivo ya toivo street is 6.
Andimba toivo ya toivo, who has died aged 92, led the struggle to liberate namibia from apartheid south africa as a freedom fighter in the. Andimba toivo ya toivo has died at age 93 azania mag. The schools original name was oluno senior secondary school. Ya toivo was jailed for 16 years by south africas minority white government. Jun 15, 2017 andimba toivo ya toivo was a namibian independence leader whose struggle against his countrys south african rulers landed him for 16 years in the notorious prison on robben island, where his. He was drafted to join the second world war, like many namibians of his generation. Swapo project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks read. Namibias son of the soil andimba toivo ya toivo 93 has fallen in the afternoon of yesterday 9, friday. Family spokesperson, helmut angula said some of ya toivos family had demanded that his body be taken to ondangwa in the oshana region for many people to pay their last respects. Click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over. Andimba toivo ya toivo, namibian independence leader. Kenya battalion in namibia is a debut book of note by a retired kenya army officer.
He is a founding member of the ovamboland peoples congress opc in 1957, at the beginning of the independence movement. The reason for the renaming was that although the organisation had its base among the ovambo people of northern namibia it wanted to be. Toivo was invited by the southern african solidarity movement at wayne state university in detroit where the author introduced him to the audience of students, faculty members, journalists and community activists at a public forum. Herman andimba toivo ya toivo born 22 august 1924 is a namibian antiapartheid activist and politician who was active in the preindependence movement and one of the cofounders of the south west african peoples organisation swapo in 1960, and its predecessor the ovamboland peoples organization opo in 1959. Ya toivo was active in the preindependence movement, and is one of the cofounders of the south west african peoples organisation in 1960, and its predecessor the ovamboland peoples organization in 1959. Jun 12, 2017 ya toivo, 92, died on friday, drawing tributes from namibian president hage geingob and others who recalled his role as a founder of swapo, the antiapartheid movement that evolved into namibias. Andimba toivo ya toivo, a namibian independence leader whose struggle against his countrys south african rulers landed him for 16 years in the infamous robben island prison, where with his. Arrival of andimba toivo ya toivo, david merero, hage. Herman andimba toivo ya toivo 22 august 1924 9 june 2017 was a namibian antiapartheid activist, politician and political prisoner. Ya toivo lived to see his independence dream come true and took on several cabinet positions before retiring from politics in 2006. Black social history andimba toivo ya toivo blogger. Museum matters 21 the museums association of namibia.
This resource is hosted by the nelson mandela centre of memory, but was compiled and authored by padraig omalley. Later he attended the omangundu primary school and the primary school at onayena. Ya toivo is widely considered one of the most important figures of the liberation. I also wish to thank andimba toivo ya toivo for taking the time to read the first draft of the book. Toivo ya toivo a man of strong beliefs and convictions anc 10. Ya toivo died on friday, at age 92, and vigils are being held for him this week. Being having a blessings to travel with kuku andimba, i honestly keep my eyes and ears open with confidence, kuku andimba is a humble and humility man that has a concern for the ordinary people. Andimba toivo ya toivo senior secondary school is a school in the oshana region of namibia, in the suburb oluno in ondangwa town. There is a long history of such diplomacy by namibians. With a total of 16 years, he was the longest serving namibian prisoner on robben island. Herman andimba toivo ya toivo 22 august 1924 9 june 2017 is a namibian politician who was active in the independence movement. Andimba toivo ya toivo senior secondary school wikipedia. All the latest breaking news on andimba toivo ya toivo. Herman andimba toivo ya toivo born 22 august 1924 is a namibian politician who was active in the independence movement.
Toivo was born in omangundu in oshana region in the north of namibia. His death was confirmed by president hage geingob last friday night. He attended christian mission schools, qualifying as a carpenter, then studied to be a teacher. This writer met herman andimba toivo ya toivo in october 1985 when he toured the united states. School history books mentioned king moshoeshoe of lesotho. Andimba toivo ya toivo, samora machel, modibo keita among other great african soldiers who fought against the apartheid regime and colonialism. Jun 23, 2017 bloomberg battles trump and his stopandfrisk past the daily show duration. Pohamba says he admired ya toivo s character, as he was a principled man, who had humility and courage, even amidst great adversity. He became politicised there and joined the african national congress. The late tate andimba toivo ya toivo delivered a speech that can be considered as one of the greatest addresses in namibian history. His death, last week at the age of 92, was mourned across namibia. This book is the result of my experiences and study of the best system for making this country even. The late tate andimba toivo ya toivo speech youtube.
Andimba herman toivo ya toivo was born on 22 august 1924 in omangundu near ondangwa in the oshikoto region in northern namibia. A mishake muyongo b bredan simbwaye c andreas shipanga d fanuel kozonguizi 1 3. He praised the ya toivo family and president hage geingob for according the late icon a heroes burial, saying it is a befitting. The life of andimba toivo ya toivo inspired people. Read more inspire your inbox sign up for daily fun facts about this day in history, updates, and special offers. African revolutionary hero and cofounder of swapo, andimba. Which day is commemorated in namibia as international.
Between 1939 and 1942 andimba attended the vocational training school at ongwediva. Section a namibian history a hosea kutako andimba toivo yatoivo. The daily show with trevor noah recommended for you. Ya toivo was active in the preindependence movement, and is one of the cofounders of the south west african peoples organisation swapo in 1960, and its predecessor the ovamboland peoples organization opo in 1959. Write your answers in the separate answer book provided. Andimba toiyo ya toivo sits on a bench in the famous courtyard of sectionb at robben island museum, where he had previously spent 16 years incarcerated alongside other freedom fighters such as. Jun 27, 2017 andimba toivo ya toivo, who has died aged 92, led the struggle to liberate namibia from apartheid south africa as a freedom fighter in the mould of nelson mandela, with whom he was imprisoned on. Representatives from the museums association of namibia. Jun 29, 2017 biography of andimba ya toivo toivo, although a member of the anglican church, stayed in constant, close contact with leonard auala from the evangelical lutheran ovambokavango church eloc. Browse the independents complete collection of articles and commentary on andimba toivo ya toivo.
The defiant words that andimba toivo ya toivo spoke in the south african supreme court in pretoria on 1 february 1968, a week after he and 29 fellow swapo members had been convicted of offences under. Which swapo leader served a sentence of 27 years in prison on robben island. Read future namibia, by milton louw in html for free. The canadian globe and mail wrote that he was born andimba mwandecki and was given the name toivo ya toivo, meaning hope of hope, at the finnish mission school he attended. Jun 10, 2017 herman andimba toivo ya toivo, namibias iconic son, liberation struggle hero and former robben island prisoner has died. Andimba toivo ya toivo, who has died aged 92, led the struggle to liberate namibia from apartheid south africa as a freedom fighter in the mould of nelson mandela, with whom he was imprisoned on. The portrait of a revolutionary legend is a story of andimba herman toivo ya toivo. Herman toivo ja toivo, a cofounder of swapo, was imprisoned in south africa for a 20year term in 1968 but was released in 1984. Andimba toivo ya toivo, a leading figure in the ovamboland peoples organisation, the forerunner of swapo. Andimba toivo ya toivo, hage geingob and other swapo leaders arrive from exile and are met by anton lubowski creator liebenberg, john subject exilesnamibia description swapo leaders andimba toivo ya toivo, hage geingob and others arrive from exile and are met by anton lubowski left. Turn over instructions and information to candidates. Well there are a few different ones that you can view which provide a birds eye view of the terrain on the road map from windhoek to andimba toivo ya toivo street.
Because of opos later swapos deep roots in the ovambo people, eloc subsequently gave its support to this national liberation movement. Andimba herman toivo ya toivo south african history online. After spending years as a political prisoner the leader served as an. Struggle icon herman andimba toivo ya toivo died at 93 youtube.
Andimba herman toivo ya toivo my teacher, my mentor, my friend pdf. A peter kalangula b hosea kutako c andimba toivo yatoivo d sam nuyoma 1 2. Toivos message to namibia and the world the namibian. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and postapartheid eras. Preindependence it haboured a socialist 4, marxistleninist 5 ideology, a thinking that was not immediately abandoned when independence was achieved in 1990 and swapo became the ruling party. Andimba toivo ja toivo books and biography waterstones.
Jun 15, 2017 earlier, teachers and learners from andimba toivo ya toivo secondary school at ondangwa paid tribute to the late andimba toivo ya toivo. Andimba toivo ya toivo obituary world news the guardian. Andimba toivo ya toivo secondary school community pays. Ya toivo s twin daughters nashikoto and mutaleni and the nephews he raised as his sons, isaack and philemon nahum, told mourners at keetmanshoop on tuesday that their father, who died on 9 june. Ya toivo started to organize fellow migrant workers from the then south west africa who were working in cape town, in order to form a political organization to campaign for the independence of the territory. Female icons are largely marginalised in our historical narratives. Andimba toivo ya toivo 19242017 is among the most widely known activists of the generation of freedom fighters for namibian independence who achieved the goal of national sovereignty. Sacp mourns herman andimba toivo ya toivos death 10. Pointing to the exact area where ya toivo was born, the 90yearold nuule said his parents later moved to onayena where ya toivo completed his primary education. He was the cofounder of swapo, and of the ovambo peoples organisation from which swapo evolved. It was established in the 1970s during south african occupation. Herman andimba toivo ya toivo 22 august 1924 9 june 2017 was a namibian.
They described the late struggle veteran, as a man who had the interest of education at heart, and who made immense contributions to the development of their school, in particular. Heroic narratives, patriotic history and namibian politics. Andimba toivo ya toivo, hage geingob and other swapo leaders. Those of us who suffered ya toivo gestures you must go. Herman toivo ja toivo african politician britannica. Upon his discharge from the war, he became a contract farm worker and experienced at first hand the terrible conditions of contract workers. Toivo ya toivo a man of strong beliefs and convictions. Ya toivos children pay tribute to family giant the namibian. The case of herman andimba toivo ya toivo 19242017. Omangundu senior headman simon nuule remembers ya toivo as a humble and peaceloving boy during his childhood.
I do not want to bore you with the long history of our freedom fighters, which i believe the gathering here is well conversant with. Namibian nationalist leader who fought a long and dogged campaign for his lands independence and was jailed for 16 years alongside. Jun 10, 2017 herman andimba toivo ya toivo was born on aug. They remember him as funloving, yet strict, attentive, playful and loving. Herman andimba toivo ya toivo was a namibian antiapartheid activist, politician and political prisoner.1306 208 1002 1030 728 742 553 567 566 1610 1235 121 924 1564 763 200 658 83 929 650 84 1152 151 1222 668 1097 390 1086 1160 1348 487 352 650 1246 1383 797 1217 1357 662