He was efficient and cool: Kapofi remembers President Geingob

WINDHOEK: ‘He was very efficient and very cool. He could be hard, but he was always conciliatory and friendly. I can attribute what I have known and what I know now to him. A lot of it, I learned from him.’

These are the words of Frans Kapofi, Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs, who was speaking to Nampa about his remembrance of the late Namibian President Hage Geingob, who passed away in a Windhoek hospital on Sunday.

Kapofi was appointed to the defence portfolio in 2021 by Geingob.

‘He was our commander-in-chief, and he has done so much for the defence force. And we have said farewell to him. We had a big parade that he addressed at our army headquarters, but we did not know that was going to be the last parade. We are very sad about that, but we just wish our president bon voyage. May his soul rest in eternal peace,’ the minister said in an interview on Wednesday.

With regard to stability, Kapofi gave his assurance that the Namibia is stable and the country’s security is in good hands.

‘The publi
c doesn’t need to despair. We have a new commander-in-chief who has taken over. And the defence force is ready, loyal to the Namibian flag, and remains unshaken, even though they lost the commander-in-chief, so our citizens must stay calm and let us mourn in peace.’

Source: The Namibia Press Agency