Geingob’s death comes at a time Swapo needs him the most: Shinduvi

RUNDU: Swapo Party regional coordinator for Kavango East, Ottilie Shinduvi expressed that the untimely passing of President Hage Geingob in the early hours of Sunday comes at a time Swapo needs him the most.

Shinduvi told Nampa in an interview that the party in the region is heartbroken and deeply saddened by the passing of Geingob, who died Sunday morning at around 00h04 at the Lady Pohamba Hospital in Windhoek.

‘This is an important year for the party that is preparing to go to elections towards the end of this year. We had hope he would complete his term in office,’ an emotional Shinduvi said.

She said although the region and entire nation is in pain, the remaining leadership should soldier on where Geingob ended.

Shinduvi described the late Statesman as a giant and fighter for the liberation of Namibia and an advisor, adding that he was a friend to many as well.

‘I call on the party and mourners not to question God’s will but put into practice lessons learned from this great leader,’ she said.

uvi expressed condolences to First Lady Monica Geingos, their children and the entire Geingob family.

President Geingob’s death was announced early Sunday morning by Acting President Nangolo Mbumba.

It is the first time Namibia loses a sitting president.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency