BREAKING: Namibia’s President Hage Geingob Dies

Byadulawo

Feb 4, 2024

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Namibia’s President, Hage Geingob is dead.
This was revealed in a presidential release on Sunday that confirmed his demise.

ADULAWO News reports that Geingob, who was serving his second term as president, revealed last month that he was receiving treatment for cancer.

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He was 82.

in a statement signed off by the acting president, Nangolo Mbumba reads, “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,”

Geingob had been in the US briefly for “treatment therapy” for cancerous cells but died late Saturday, a few days after his return to continue receiving treatment in Namibia.

He died at Lady Pohamba Hospital with his wife and his children by his side.

First elected president in 2014, Geingob was Namibia’s longest serving prime minister and third president.
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In 2013, Geingob underwent brain surgery, and last year he underwent an aortic operation in neighbouring South Africa.

Namibia is to hold presidential and national assembly elections towards the end of the year.

The 82-year-old president who also served for 12 years as prime minister, had a history of health problems that preceded his election as Namibia’s third president in 2014.

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