Namibia plunged into mourning as president Hage Geingob dies in hospital

Namibia’s President Hage Geingob passed away at the age of 82 in a hospital in Windhoek, according to a statement from the presidential office.

Geingob, who was serving his second term as president, had recently announced that he was undergoing treatment for cancer.

The news of his death was shared by acting president Nangolo Mbumba in a statement on X (formerly Twitter), which also mentioned that Geingob’s wife and children were by his side.

Geingob’s health struggles were not new.

In 2013, he underwent brain surgery, and last year he had an aortic operation in South Africa.

Despite his health challenges, Geingob remained committed to serving his country and its people.

Geingob’s presidency began in 2014, and he was Namibia’s longest-serving prime minister and third president.

Under his leadership, Namibia made significant strides in various areas, including education, healthcare, and economic development.

Geingob’s passing is a tremendous loss for Namibia and the African continent.

He was a respected leader who dedicated his life to the betterment of his country.

His legacy will be remembered for years to come.

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