A politician bearing the name Adolf Hitler has won a local election in Namibia, Bild reported, citing the results of the vote.
The 54-year-old Namibian, whose full name is Adolf Hitler Uunona, has admitted to the German newspaper that his father was unaware of the connotations his name bore when he christened him.
"As a child I saw it as a totally normal name. Only as a teenager did I understand that this man wanted to conquer the whole world", the politician told Bild.
Namibia is one of a few former German colonies and used to go by the name German South West Africa. Due to its colonial heritage, some place names in the country are still in German and a small percentage of the population can still speak the language.