John Pandeni Constituency

John Pandeni constituency (yellow) in the Khomas Region (dark grey)

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.


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.[2] 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).[3]

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