Inner City Lutheran Church calls for peaceful mourning

WINDHOEK: The Inner City Lutheran Church in Windhoek, which President Hage Geingob was a member of, has urged the public to mourn peacefully and uphold the former president’s humility.

Geingob, 82, passed away in Windhoek early Sunday morning due to complications from cancer.

Urbanus Dax, chairperson of the congregation, in an interview with Nampa on Sunday said Geingob has been attending the church ‘for over 30 years as a humble servant.’ He said the public should emulate Geingob’s humbleness by letting peace prevail while mourning him.

‘Our president, a Christian who paid his dues like any other person, was a humble individual,’ he remarked.

Dax said Geingob’s death is a significant loss to the congregation as he was a committed participant in church activities and lived an exemplary Christian lifestyle.

‘We want to let him go and soar high like an eagle. His usual spot will always remind us of him,’ said church founding member Nashilongo Shivute.

Parishioners at Inner City Lutheran Church paid tribut
e to Geingob during Sunday’s service, and the seat he usually occupied was left empty in remembrance.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency