Independent Patriots for Change

political party in Namibia

The Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) is a political party in Namibia. It was founded by Panduleni Itula in August 2020. As an independent presidential candidate in the November 2019 election, Itula won the best result of a losing candidates ever in elections in Namibia. At the founding meeting on 2 August 2020 in Windhoek, Itula was elected party president, Brian Kefas Black chairman and Christine Esperanza !Aochamus general secretary.[1][2]

Independent Patriots for Change
PresidentPanduleni Itula
ChairpersonBrian Kefas Black
Secretary-GeneralChristine Esperanza !Aochamus
FoundersPanduleni Itula
Founded2 August 2020; 3 years ago (2020-08-02)
Khomas Region

The party participated in the 2020 local and regional council elections.[3] It won the municipal elections in the commercial hubs Walvis Bay and Swakopmund,[4] and 29 seats in different constituencies in Northern Namibia, dominated by the SWAPO party of Namibïa.[5]


  1. "Patriots march". The Namibian.
  2. "Familiar faces surface at IPC - Politics - Namibian Sun".
  3.[permanent dead link] | Itula’s IPC holds maiden convention - New Era Live
  4. "2020 Local Authority Elections Results and Allocation of Seats" (PDF). Electoral Commission of Namibia. 29 November 2020. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2021. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  5. Eliaser Ndeyanale (29 November 2020): Swapo loses 29 local council seats in the north. The Namibian