Former Deputy Prime Minister Libertina Amathila is of the opinion that politicians must know when to call it a day instead of clinging to power until their bodies are unable to function without external support. Speaking during an exclusive interview with the Namibia press agency Amathila said that it is “a fantastic thing to retire while you still have a brain which is working and legs which are still walking and not retire when people are so exhausted with you”. Amathila also cautioned though that young people are not the panacea to Namibia’s challenges, saying there are those who have fallen into the trap of insatiable greed, of using political power for self-gratification instead of addressing the plight of the masses.