Politician Adolf Hitler Wunona, who was elected to the Namibian parliament, disavowed his resemblance to the Fuhrer of the Third Reich Adolf Hitler – he said that he did not look like a Nazi leader, but could not change his name.
“My father gave me this name as a child, I did not choose it. My father called me Adolf Hitler, but it does not mean that I am a character or anything else resembling the German Adolf Hitler,” the newspaper quotes the word 54-year-old politician. It is specified that he can not change the name anymore.
Hitler said that, unlike his namesake, he is not going to be cruel. He stressed: he knows that Hitler “was a controversial figure and imprisoned and killed people around the world”, but he, Wunona, is not. This was confirmed by his SWAPO comrades-in-arms: they told the newspaper that Hitler is a kind and hardworking man.
The politician received 1,196 votes in the last election, compared to 213 votes his opponent received. Victory gave him a seat on the regional council. His party SWAPO received 57 percent of the vote nationwide, down significantly from 83 percent in the previous regional elections in 2015.
Once known as German Southwest Africa, Namibia was a German colony from 1884 until the empire lost its possessions after World War I.