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President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sent condolence messages following the death of President Hage Geingob of Namibia who died early today the the age of 82.
“I was deeply touched and saddened by the sudden passing on of President Hage Geingob. On behalf of my Party, ZANU (PF), the Government and the people of the Republic of Zimbabwe, my family, and my behalf, I sincerely extend to the great people of Namibia, the SWAPO Party, and the bereaved Geingob family our deepest, heartfelt condolences.
“We in Zimbabwe fondly remember President Geingob as a panAfricanist, a liberation hero, and a visionary statesman who served his people with utmost distinction. We deeply cherish the exemplary role that he played in consolidating the excellent relations that exist between Zimbabwe and Namibia, as well as in advancing the integration agenda of our regional body, SADC, and the cause of the African peoples and Continent,” President Mnangagwa said.
HE Mnangagwa said President Geingob bequeaths to posterity an invaluable legacy that must be preserved and handed down to successive young generations, particularly his tenacious commitment to freedom, justice, African dignity, solidarity, and mutual tolerance.
In a statement from his office, the Namibian President Hage Geingob reportedly died with his children at his side.
President Geingob died at Lady Pohamba Hospital in Windhoek with his wife and his children at his side, acting president Nangolo Mbumba said in a statement posted on Geingob’s official Facebook page.
“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,” Mbumba said while appealing to the nation to remain calm and collected while the Government attends to all necessary state arrangements, preparations, and other protocols.