Popular Democratic Movement president, McHenry Venaani, says that the housing crisis in Namibia is beyond politics and could lead to a civil war if not addressed in earnest and in an expeditious fashion. Venaani, the Namibia press agency reports, was responding to questions on whether his Wednesday visit to destitute residents living in riverbeds in Windhoek’s 8ste Laan, whose shacks were recently washed away by heavy floods, was not political theatrics. Venaani said that his visit was aimed at creating awareness about the harsh conditions Namibians are subjected to daily, saying that “A job of a leader is to look after people. So if you are saying when I come to look after people [it means] I am campaigning, am I the only leader who is desperate for votes?”.