BREAKING: Namibian President Hage Geingob is Dead, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Namibian President Hage Geingob is Dead, Details Emerge

  • Namibian President Hage Geingob died on Sunday morning at 81, as confirmed by the presidency
  • Vice President Nangolo Mbumba will take over control of the country until the presidential and parliamentary election by the end of the year
  • The presidency did not reveal the cause of Geingob's death, but it was recalled that he travelled to the United States late last month for cancer treatment journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Hage Geingob, the president of Namibia, died at 82 on Sunday, February 4. The presidency announced his death in a tweet.

Geingob became the president of the Southern African country in 2015, the same year he disclosed how he survived prostate cancer.

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Namibian Presiden, Hage Geingob, has died Photo Credit: Namibian Presidency
Source: Twitter

Vice President Nangolo Mbumba has stepped in as the leader of Namibia till the presidential and parliamentary elections at the end of the year.

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However, the tweet from the Namibian presidency did not reveal the cause of Geingob's death. Still, the government had said the president travelled to the United States late last month for "a two-day novel treatment for cancerous cells", where he had undergone treatment after a regular medical check-up.

Namibian President Hage Geingob's journey into politics

He was born in 1941 and had been a prominent politician before the independence of Namibia from white minority-controlled South Africa in 1990.

Geingob was the committee chairman who drafted the country's constitution, became the first prime minister on March 21, 1999, and left office in 2002.

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In 2007, the late president became the vice president of the ruling South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO), a group he had joined during the country's agitation for independence when the country was known as South West Africa.

Since independence, SWAPO has retained Namibia's power and control. The country is technically an upper-middle-income country. It has significant disparities in wealth. It is known for mining with vast deposits of diamonds and lithium.

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