By Staff Reporter
Namibian President, Dr. Hage Gottfried Geingob, has died in the first hour of Sunday morning , February 04, 2024 at Lady Pohamba private hospital in Windhoek after receiving his Cancer treatment “cancerous cells” in the US, in January this year.
Acting President , who is the Vice President of Namibia, Dr. Nangolo Mbumba has announced his demise in the statement published on Namibian Presidency’s social media page that ” 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.
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.
The Namibian nation has lost a distinguished servant of the people, a liberation struggle icon, the chief architect of our constitution and the pillar of the Namibian house. At this moment of deepest sorrow, I appeal to the nation to remain calm and collected while the Government attends to all necessary state arrangements, preparations and other protocols. Further announcements in this regard will be made.
While keeping the President’s bereaved family, and you, dear fellow Namibians, in our thoughts and prayers, Cabinet will convene with immediate effect in order to make the necessary state arrangements in this regard.
May the Soul of our beloved Dr Hage G. Geingob Rest in Eternal Peace.”
He was born on 3 August 1941 in Otjiwarongo.
He survived by his wife Monica Geingos, with his children, Hage Geingob Jr., Nangula Geingos-Duke and Dàngos Geingos.