Namibia's Third President, Hage Geingob, Passes Away

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.04 - 2024 9:49 AM CET

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Namibia's Third President, Hage Geingob, Passes Away.

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Hage Geingob, the third President of Namibia, has passed away at the age of 82. His death occurred in a hospital in Windhoek, marking the end of a distinguished career in Namibia's political landscape.

Vice President Nangolo Mbumba announced that President Geingob died on Saturday morning. "He was accompanied by his wife and his beloved children at the time of his passing," Mbumba stated, highlighting the personal loss felt by those closest to him. This is reported by Namibian.com.na.

President Geingob's political journey was remarkable, having first assumed office in 2015 and being re-elected for a second term.

His tenure was characterized by efforts to strengthen Namibia's democracy and improve the welfare of its citizens. Before his presidency, Geingob served as the country's first Prime Minister from 1990 to 2002 under the administration of former President Sam Nujoma, playing a crucial role in Namibia's early years of independence.

In recent months, President Geingob faced significant health challenges. On January 8, 2024, he revealed that he had been diagnosed with cancer, sharing this personal battle with the nation. In a bid to seek treatment, he traveled to the United States of America on January 25.

After undergoing two days of cancer treatment, he returned to Namibia on January 30, demonstrating his resilience and commitment to continue serving in his capacity as president despite his health issues.

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