Tuesday, June 25, 2024

President Pays Tribute to Late Former President of Namibia

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President Hakainde Hichilema extended heartfelt condolences to the late former President of Namibia, His Excellency Dr. Hage Gottfried Geingob, at a funeral service in Namibia.

President Hichilema fondly remembered Dr. Geingob as a brother and a tireless advocate for peace, stability, and democracy not only in Namibia but also across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Continent.The President Hichilema in his tribute described the Late President as being more of a Zambian than a Namibian because he spent about 17 years in the country.

President Hichilema in Namibia at the funeral service of the Late Namibian president, His Excellency Dr. Hage Gottfried Geingob

Hundreds of citizens and more than a dozen African and world leaders bid farewell to the late President of Namibia, Hage Geingob, who died on Feb. 4 at the age of 82, at a solemn state funeral on Saturday. Among those carrying the coffin were the president’s eldest son, Mangaliso Fernandez Geingob, opposition leader McHenry Venaani, and former minister and veteran of the ruling South West African People’s Organization (SWAPO), which Geingob led, Ben Amathila.

Before the coffin was draped in the Namibian flag – red, green and blue, with a yellow sun – various African leaders paid their respects one after the other and also dedicated heartfelt words to the late president. The 1941-born Namibian leader was due to end his second and final term in 2024, having presided over the country since 2015, after revealing that he had survived prostate cancer in 2014, when he was prime minister.

On Jan. 19 last year, the presidency announced that he had been diagnosed with the disease again.

The late president will be buried Sunday at the Acre of Heroes, a huge monument on the outskirts of Windhoek.

President Hichilema in Namibia at the funeral service of the Late Namibian president, His Excellency Dr. Hage Gottfried Geingob
President Hichilema in Namibia at the funeral service of the Late Namibian president, His Excellency Dr. Hage Gottfried Geingob

5 COMMENTS

  1. And he renames Kasama Road in Lusaka after the Namibian late president….why couldn’t he pick one of those center roads without names instead.

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    • whenever our president travels for meetings for meetings of heads of states in africa or other regions , he usually tells us about side meetings with other african leaders. we seen even pictures with TSHIKEDI of DRC, Ramposa of RSA, Chikwera of Malawi of even the woman president of tanzania, He has never mentioned or showed us any pictures of a side meeting with president munangagwa of zimbabwe. not even of the two greeting each other or just sharing pleasantries. WHAT IS OUR RELATIONSHP WITH HARARE LIKE? ON THE THE ROCKS????

  2. Show me which country has named anything after any of our late Presidents apart from KK. In Kenya they just banned the Kaunda suit. The best way to honour somebody, if at all you want to do it, is to construct a new structure. There’s a reason that road was called Kasama. But in Zambia we just change names. Almost every old structure you had an original name and why it was called so. I was recently at Llewellyn Hospital now so dilapidated it doesn’t qualify to be called Kitwe Teaching Hospital. What do they teach in such filthy and disrepair?

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