Botswana’s President Masisi pays respects to Geingos

WINDHOEK: President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi, on Monday paid a visit to the late President Hage Geingob residence in Windhoek to extend his condolences to former first lady Monica Geingos.

The African leader is the first of many leaders expected to arrive in the coming days to pay their last respects to Namibia’s third president.

Geingob, 82, died in Windhoek in the early hours of Sunday.

Reminiscing on his relationship with the late president in a conservation with a tearful Geingos, Masisi spoke of his very close relationship with the Geingob, noting that they could talk at any time of the day, including receiving calls at 03h00.

‘We had a very close relationship. When you have a friend this close, you just keep wishing why didn’s he get a little extension… I had many more things I wished to do with him and would have liked to spend some time with the president after his retirement,’ he said.

Masisi noted that the late Geingob has done a lot for Namibia and beyond, therefore the former first lady
should expect immense support from everyone.

‘I place my support with his administration, Swapo, the government and the people of Namibia,’ he said.

Masisi encouraged the former first lady to pick up the phone whenever she needed his help.

Geingos affirmed to Masisi that her late husband mentioned him as one of his eight closest friends.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency