Ngarikutuke Ernest Tjiriange ( born July 12, 1943 in Windhoek ) is a Namibian politician. Tjiriange is a member of the National Assembly of Namibia since 2002 and Secretary General of SWAPO (South West African People's Organization ). From 1990 to 2003 he was Minister of Justice from 2006 to 2009 he was Minister of Veterans, a appointment with his newly created Office.
Tjiriange graduated in law at the University of Leningrad ( completion 1965) and received his PhD in 1973 in this subject at the University of Kiev. According to research at the International Institute for Labour Studies in Switzerland (1974) and the International Institute of Human Rights in France (1975 ) Tjiriange was a lecturer in law at the UN Institute for Namibia ( UNIN ) in Zambia ( 1977-1982 ).
Since 1970, Ngarikutuke Tjiriange legal adviser of SWAPO.
Tjirianges son Elias Tjiriange was sentenced to 35 years in prison on 17 April 2009 for murder and aggravated robbery at his cousin and judicial disability. Ngarikutuke Tjiriange not appeared in the High Court, where he was to testify to mitigate the penalty of his son.