Moses Ngesuako Katjiuongua, founding member of the South West Africa National Union (SWANU), first joined the political party in 1961, after he went into exile in 1959. He returned to Namibia in 1982 and was elected as SWANU President that same year. In 1983, Mr. Katjiuongua was the leader of the SWANU delegation in the Multi-Party Conference and became Minister in Namibia's Interim Government. He was elected into the Constitutional Assembly for the Namibia Patriotic Front (NPF) in 1989. From 1990 until 2000, he was a Member of the first and second Namibian National Assembly. In 2003, he joined the Congress of Democrats (CoD) party.
The interview was given on 9 March 1999 and focuses on the political climate in Namibia pre- and post- independence. A Member of the Namibian National Assembly at the time of the interview, Mr. Katjiuongua also touches upon the success of the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG), the country's first elections and the liberation of Angola.