Independent Patriots for Change local authority councillor, Fearika Botha on Tuesday resigned from her position as councillor of the Otjiwarongo Municipality, citing health reasons and to devote time to her family. The Namibia press agency reports that she had on 20 May 2022 also resigned from the management committee of the municipality citing hostile working relations between herself and the chairperson of the municipality management committee, Godhardt Hoko. Botha, who became a councillor at the municipality on 22 September 2021 after the death of Lee-Anne Liebenberg, was on 14 April 2022 placed on one month’s suspension by her fellow councillors after she allegedly assisted a community member to renew a municipality horse stable farming unit lease agreement.