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Namibia's President Hage Geingob Passes Away

Sun 04 Feb 2024 | 08:51 AM
Namibia's Late President President Hage Geingob
Namibia's Late President President Hage Geingob
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Namibian President Hage Geingob died at the age of 82 in the capital Windhoek, the Presidential office announced early Sunday.

He died at the hospital where he was receiving medical treatment, according to Acting President Nangolo Mbumba.

Geingob died at Lady Pohamba Hospital and his wife Monica Geingos and children by his side.

Geingob was diagnosed with cancer last January, therefore, he moved to the hospital to receive the treatment. 

He had a trip to the US before returning home last Wednesday. He headed to the US to undergo a two-day treatment as part of a medical trial.

The statement read: “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."

Mbumba asked the nation to “remain calm and collected” as the government will make state arrangements and preparations, highlighting that further details will be announced soon.