President of the Namibia National Liberation Veterans’ Association, retired police commissioner Ben Shikovelo Shikongo said ex-combatants will not allow President Hage Geingob to be ‘dethroned dubiously’. The Namibia press agency reports that Shikongo claimed that “anarchists” have been developing in the country in recent times, adopting a fashion of insulting leaders in the Swapo-led government “right, left and centre” in the media. Such an attitude, he said, is disturbing and should be condemned in the strongest terms. Shikongo meanwhile used the same platform to demand for the government to consider veterans’ benefits also to be granted to parents whose children died while members of PLAN fighting for the freedom and independence of the country.