Nation Braces After President Dies Of Cancer

Hage Geingob, the president of Namibia, died on Sunday at 82.

Geingob passed away while receiving cancer treatment at the Lady Pohamba Hospital, as reported by AP. After undergoing some experimental therapy in the US, Geingob returned to Namibia but died soon after.

Geingob was serving his second and last term as president of the republic, having served as its third leader since gaining independence in 1990. His history as an anti-apartheid activist and his time as the first prime minister of Namibia demonstrate a dedication to the stability and advancement of the country.

Geingob skillfully navigated the intricate dynamics of African politics and development, cultivating connections with Western nations and China. His diplomatic dexterity was well-known. The news source claims his moderate position, especially on China’s role in Africa, demonstrated his realistic view of international affairs.

People worldwide sent tributes to Geingob, evidently attesting to his widespread impact and esteem. According to the AP, officials from many countries have sent their condolences, acknowledging Geingob’s impact on Namibia and the wider African and international society. These leaders are from Zimbabwe, South Africa, and even Russia.

The 82-year-old vice president, Angolo Mbumba, took office as the president-in-waiting.

On Sunday, Mbumba announced that he will not seek the presidency in the next elections.

Thus, Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, who was just inaugurated, may run for president. She would make history as Southern Africa’s first female president if elected.

But she might encounter opposition from inside her political party, SWAPO.

Since Namibia gained its independence in 1990, the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) has held the position of power.

President Geingob recently scolded Germany for standing by Israel while it faced genocide accusations before the ICJ.

According to Geingob, thousands of Africans were murdered in the 1800s by the Germans in Namibia.