The Landless People’s Movement has withdrawn one of its councillors, Sydney Skakana from the Keetmanshoop Local Authority, with immediate effect. This, the Namibia press agency reports, is explained in a letter addressed to Skakana on 13 January 2022 that however gives no reason for his dismissal. Neither did Skakana explain why he was being removed when approached for comment by the news agency. Skakana becomes the second councillor to be recalled by the party in less than a month after the then Mayor of Keetmanshoop, councillor Maree Smith was also withdrawn from the council.