John Pandeni Constituency

Coordinates: 22°33′S 17°3′E / 22.550°S 17.050°E / -22.550; 17.050
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John Pandeni constituency (red) in the Khomas Region (yellow)

John Pandeni constituency, formerly known as Soweto is a constituency in the Khomas Region of Namibia. In 2008, it was renamed after John Pandeni, a member of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) and its militant wing, the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN). Pandeni was the first regional councilor for the former Soweto constituency and the first governor of Khomas.[1] This constituency is inside the city of Windhoek in the formerly all-Black suburb of Katutura. It had a population of 15,121 in 2011, up from 13,865 in 2001.[2] As of 2020, it has 14,758 registered voters.[3]


The constituency was won by SWAPO in the 2004 regional council elections. Rakel Jacob became councillor by more than two-thirds of the total votes.[4] Also in the 2015 regional election SWAPO won by a landslide. Jakob was reelected with 2,996 votes, followed by Steve Kevanhu of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP, 375 votes).[5] The SWAPO candidate also won the 2020 regional election, albeit by a much smaller margin. Shaalukeni Moonde received 1,696 votes, followed by Abraham Nakantinda of the Independent Patriots for Change (IPC), an opposition party formed in August 2020, with 827 votes and Duminga Ndala of the Landless People's Movement (LPM, also a new party, registered in 2018) with 825 votes.[3]


  1. ^ Maletzky, Christof (27 August 2008). "Constituency named after John Pandeni". The Namibian.
  2. ^ "Khomas 2011 Census Regional Profile" (PDF). Statistics Namibia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 May 2022. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Regional Council 2020 Election Results". Interactive map. Electoral Commission of Namibia. 18 January 2021. Archived from the original on 12 June 2021. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  4. ^ Soweto constituency[permanent dead link] from the Electoral Commission of Namibia
  5. ^ "Regional Council Election Results 2015". Electoral Commission of Namibia. 3 December 2015. p. 9. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015.

22°33′S 17°3′E / 22.550°S 17.050°E / -22.550; 17.050