Namibian President Dr. Hage G. Geingob Passes Away

In a somber announcement that has sent shockwaves across the nation, Vice President Nangolo Mbumba confirmed the passing of Dr. Hage G. Geingob, the President of the Republic of Namibia. President Geingob, aged 82, breathed his last on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at Lady Pohamba Hospital, where he was under the care of his medical team.

Surrounded by his devoted wife, Madame Monica Geingos, and his children, President Geingob bid farewell at around 12:04 am. Despite the valiant efforts of his medical team, who worked tirelessly to ensure his recovery, the President succumbed to his ailment, leaving the nation in mourning.

Vice President Mbumba, visibly saddened by the loss, addressed the nation with a heavy heart, stating, “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.”

President Geingob’s legacy is marked by his unwavering dedication to serving the people, earning him the distinction of a distinguished servant of the nation. His role as a liberation struggle icon and the chief architect of Namibia’s Constitution solidified his position as a pillar of the Namibian house.

Mbumba, in his eulogy, paid tribute to the late President, acknowledging his significant contributions to the nation. “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.”

Namibia is left to grapple with the loss of a leader who played a pivotal role in shaping the destiny of the nation. President Geingob’s leadership extended beyond political realms; he was a statesman who advocated for unity, equality, and progress.

As the news of his passing reverberates across the country, condolences pour in from both within Namibia and the international community. Leaders from various nations express their grief and remember President Geingob for his visionary leadership and commitment to the principles of democracy.

Flags fly at half-mast across Namibia as the nation comes to terms with the departure of a beloved leader. Plans for a state funeral are underway, with details expected to be announced in the coming days.

The passing of President Dr. Hage G. Geingob marks the end of an era in Namibian politics. The nation mourns a leader whose legacy will endure in the hearts and minds of its people. As Namibians unite in grief, they also reflect on the indelible impact left by a man who dedicated his life to the service of his country.


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