Namibia’s President Hage Geingob passes away at age 82 | Political News


Namibian President Hage Geingob has passed away at the age of 82, less than a month after it was announced that he would undergo treatment for cancer. His death was announced by acting president Nangolo Mbumba, who said that Geingob died on Sunday at Lady Pohamba Hospital in the capital Windhoek. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing. Mbumba described Geingob as a distinguished servant of the people, a liberation struggle icon, and the chief architect of Namibia’s constitution. The announcement of Geingob’s death comes after it was revealed last month that he had begun treatment for cancer following the discovery of cancerous cells during a routine colonoscopy and gastroscopy. Despite his health issues, Geingob continued to carry out his presidential duties. He had previously undergone an aortic operation and survived prostate cancer. Namibia is scheduled to hold presidential and parliamentary elections in November, and Geingob was ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits in the country’s constitution. The ruling SWAPO Party’s candidate, Nandi-Ndaitwah, could become the country’s first female president if elected.


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