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Namibia’s President Hage Geingob dies aged 82 | Politics Information

The African chief introduced final month that he had begun remedy for most cancers.

Namibian President Hage Geingob has died on the age of 82, his workplace has stated, lower than three weeks after it was introduced he would endure remedy for most cancers.

Geingob died on Sunday at Woman Pohamba Hospital within the capital Windhoek along with his spouse and his youngsters at his facet, performing president Nangolo Mbumba stated in an announcement posted on Geingob’s official Fb web page.

“The Namibian nation has misplaced a distinguished servant of the folks, a liberation battle icon, the chief architect of our structure and the pillar of the Namibian home,” Mbumba stated.

“At this second of deepest sorrow, I attraction to the nation to stay calm and picked up whereas the Authorities attends to all crucial state preparations, preparations and different protocols. Additional bulletins on this regard shall be made.”

Geingob’s workplace introduced final month that he had begun remedy following the invention of “cancerous cells” throughout a routine colonoscopy and gastroscopy.

The announcement didn’t present particulars of the African chief’s analysis or prognosis however stated he would proceed to hold out his presidential duties.

Geingob’s workplace later introduced that he would journey to the US for medical care and would return to Namibia on February 2.

Geingob, who additionally served a 12-year stint as prime minister, had a historical past of well being issues that preceded his election as Namibia’s third president in 2014.

In 2013, the anti-apartheid activist-turned-politician underwent mind surgical procedure, and the next yr he revealed that he had survived prostate most cancers.

Final yr, Geingob introduced he had undergone aortic surgical procedure in neighbouring South Africa.

Namibia, a former German colony that gained independence from South Africa in 1990, is scheduled to carry presidential and parliamentary elections in November.

Geingob was ineligible to run for reelection as Namibia’s structure limits the president to a most of two phrases in workplace.

The ruling SWAPO Celebration’s presidential candidate, Nandi-Ndaitwah, could be the nation’s first feminine head of state if elected.

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