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First Lady condoles with Namibians after death of President Geingob

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First Lady Jeannette Kagame is in Namibia to condole with the former First Lady Monica Geingos and the people of Namibia after the death of President Hage Geingob.

Geingob died on Sunday, February 4, at Lady Pohamba Hospital in the country’s capital, Windhoek, where he was receiving cancer treatment.

Flanked with her delegation, Mrs. Kagame also left a message of sympathy in the eulogy book of the late Geingob who is praised by many for being a champion of Pan-Africanism.

First Lady Jeannette Kagame condoles with the former First Lady Monica Geingos  after the death of President Hage Geingob.

First Lady Jeannette Kagame condoles with the former First Lady Monica Geingos after the death of President Hage Geingob.

Following the death of President Geingob, Nangolo Mbumba, previously Vice President, was sworn in as the interim President of Namibia.

The memorial service for the 82-year-old late Namibian President is scheduled for February 23 with burial on February 25, as announced by President Mbumba.

Born in 1941, Geingob was a prominent politician before Namibia achieved independence from white minority-ruled South Africa in 1990.

He chaired the body that drafted Namibia’s constitution, then became its first prime minister at independence on March 21 of that year, a position he retained until 2002.

In 2007, Geingob became vice president of the governing South West Africa People’s Organisation (Swapo), which he had joined as an agitator for independence when Namibia was still known as South West Africa.