Tsumkwe Constituency

electoral constituency in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia

Tsumkwe Constituency is an electoral constituency in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia. It had 8,823 people living there in 2004[1] and 7,075 registered voters in 2020.[2] About 2,400 San people live in this constituency.[3]

Tsumkwe constituency (red) in the Otjozondjupa Region

Tsumkwe is the a capital city of San people. It is a small town with about 500 people, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of the Botswana border and 300 kilometres (190 mi) east of Grootfontein.

Regional electionsEdit

In the 2004 regional election Moses Coma of SWAPO Party won the by-election over National Unity Democratic Organization, Congress of Democrats, and Democratic Turnhalle Alliance candidates.[4]

The 2015 regional election was won by SWAPO's Fransina Ghauzz with 1,554 votes, followed by Ioma Gcao with 720 votes and Samuel R. Maharero with 340 votes.[5] The SWAPO candidate also won the 2020 regional election. Johannes Hausiku received 1,249 votes, Samson Ngombe came second with 981 votes.[2]


  1. Constituencies of Namibia, 2004
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Regional Council 2020 Election Results". Interactive map. Electoral Commission of Namibia. 18 January 2021. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  3. "Tsumkwe - Capital of the San (Bushmen)". www.info-namibia.com. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  4. Tsumkwe Region Archived 2009-03-23 at the Wayback Machine Electoral Commission of Namibia
  5. "Regional Council Election Results 2015". Electoral Commission of Namibia. 3 December 2015. p. 21. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015.