In the former German colony of Namibia, a politician by the name of Adolf Hitler Uunona has been elected to a regional administration. The Namibian from the governing Swapo party is now a district supervisor of Ompundja, in the north with the African country.
Social media consumers wonder why someone with this sort of name would enter politics.
According to Uunona, his father branded him after the German Nazi head and it is too late to change his name. “It doesn’t mean I want to conquer the silver coast,” quotes Daily Mail. The politician suspects that his daddy did not know what the name Adolf Hitler stood for.
There are many citizens in Namibia with German 1st and last names. For example, kids were named after the parents’ recruiters. On the one hand because the Europeans found it hard to pronounce the native brands correctly, on the other hand out of respect for that employer or superiors.
From 1884 to 1915, parts of Namibia were from the particular German Empire. At the particular time, the colonial rulers violently suppressed the revolts of the Herero and Identitas ethnic groups. Tens of thousands of people passed away. To this day, relations between Namibia in addition to Germany have been difficult.