After losing his battle against cancer, Namibia’s President Hage Geingob has passed away.
He was 82 years old.
Geingob died during the early hours of Sunday morning in a hospital in Windhoek. He announced his diagnosis in January after a routine medical check-up revealed “cancerous cells”.
He was serving his second term as president.
In a statement released by the presidency, the news was announced to the world.
“It is with utmost sadness and regret that I inform you that our beloved Dr. Hage G. Geingob, the President of the Republic of Namibia has passed on today. At his side, was his dear wife Madam Monica Geingos and his children.”
The statement was signed by the acting president Nangolo Mbumba who also announced that the Cabinet would convene immediately to discuss further arrangements.
Geingob was the southern African country’s longest-serving prime minister and its third president.
President Cyril Ramaphosa released a statement sharing his condolences.
“On behalf of the government and people of South Africa, President Ramaphosa extends deep condolences to the government and people of Namibia, and especially First Lady Madame Monica Geingob and the immediate and extended family.”
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