Namibian President Hage Geingob Dies at 82

Hage Geingob, the President of Namibia, has passed away at 82 years old at a hospital in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Taking his place is Vice President Nangolo Mbumba, before Presidential and Parliamentary elections are to be held at the end of 2024.

Although the announcement of the President’s death does not state the exact cause of death, President Geingob a number of weeks ago had been diagnosed with cancer, which he was at the hospital receiving treatment for after returning from the US following “novel treatment” he received there.

President Geingob was a very important politician in Namibia’s history, both pre and post independence. He chaired the body which created the nations constitution, was a prominent voice in the pursuit of independence, and became Namibia’s first Prime Minister after the nation gained independence from at the time white-minority lead South Africa.

Geingob was first elected as President in 2014.