|Classification|||||A.09.2. Statues and Shrines, National Monuments since 1989|
|Place|||||Windhoek, Parliament Gardens|
|Site Environment|||||Statues of Captain Witbooi and the Reverend Theofilus Hamutumbangela are flanking the stairway. In the center of a huge landing, the statue of Chief Hosea Katjiku-Ru Rume Kutako.|
|Legal Status|||||Proclaimed 10.12.2001 by the National Monuments Council of Namibia (NMC, National Monuments Act 1969, No. 28).|
Bronze statues of Chief Hosea Katjiku-Ru-Rume Kutako (sitting), Reverend Theofilus Hamutumbangela (preaching), Captain Hendrik Samuel Witbooi (standing). Artist: Hercules Viljoen who created them after photographs in 2000-2001. Brown patina. Up to 2m high. Plinths: hand-dressed stone and concrete, 80x100cm. The distances between the statues could be avaraged 10-15m..
Hosea Katjiku-Ru Rume Kutako played an important part in the struggle for independence by petitioning to the UN. He was seen as the official spokesperson of the Heroes after 01/11/1917, leading them for almost 50 years. Reverend Theofilus Hamutumbangela, an Anglican church leader, confronted the SA apartheid regime who repossessed contract workers\' possessions when they were passing through the check-point at Namutoni. He was the founding member of SWAPO. Hendrik Samuel Witbooi was the first African leader to take up arms against German Imperialists and foreign occupants. From 12/04/1893 Witbooi and the Germans were at war. On 09/09/1893 the Germans were forced to give up and a peace treaty was signed on 15/09/1894. Beginning of 1904, Witbooi took up arms against the whites. On 29/10/1905 witbooi was wounded and died at Vaalgras. The staues were unveiled on 10/12/2001.