To the south of Outapi about 36 km along the gravel D3612 and signposted from the village of Tsandi is the historic site where the first shots of the liberation struggle were fired in 1966. Deep in the bush, southwest of President Nujoma's birthplace, a group of PLAN (People Liberation Army of Namibia) combatants were ambushed by South Africa soldiers having been betrayed by a high-ranking soldiers who, it later emerged, has been trained in espionage by the South Africans in the 1950s. It really is the middle of nowhere; far from any main routes or settlements and not a hint of landscape, the countryside is flat, scrubby mopane woodland. Before setting their opponents' surprise, the PLAN fighters won the battle of Ongulumbashe and the struggle for Namibian independence was born.
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