Namibia’s President Hage Geingob dies at 82
Announcement of the Passing of H.E Dr President of the Republic of Namibia, 04 February 2024 Fellow Namibians, 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, Sunday 4 February 2024 at around 00h04 at Lady Pohamba Hospital where he was receiving medical treatment from his medical team. At his side, was his dear wife Madame Monica Geingos and his children. His medical team, as I informed the nation only yesterday has been trying its utmost best to ensure that our President recovers. Regrettably,notwithstanding the team’s spirited effort to save his life, sadly, fellow Namibians, President Geingob passed on. Fellow Namibians, The Namibian nation has lost a distinguished servant of the people, a liberation struggle icon, the chief architect of our constitution and the pillar of the Namibian house. At this moment of deepest sorrow, I appeal to the nation to remain calm and collected while the Government attends to all necessary state arrangements, preparations and other protocols. Further announcements in this regard will be made. While keeping the President’s bereaved family, and you, dear fellow Namibians, in our thoughts and prayers, Cabinet will convene with immediate effect in order to make the necessary state arrangements in this regard. May the Soul of our beloved Dr Hage G. Geingob Rest in Eternal Peace. H.E. DR NANGOLO MBUMBA ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s President Hage Geingob, 82, died in hospital early on Feb 4, the presidency said, weeks after he was diagnosed with cancer.
The post on social media platform X did not give a cause of death, but late in January the presidency said he would travel to the United States for treatment after being diagnosed with cancer following a regular medical check-up.
Mr Geingob died at Lady Pohamba Hospital in Windhoek, where he was receiving treatment from his medical team, the presidency said.
As prime minister in 2014, he told the public that he had survived prostate cancer. He became president the following year.
The southern African country is due to hold presidential and parliamentary elections at the end of 2024. REUTERS