Kenyatta, Mnangwagwa mourn Geingob

WINDHOEK: The President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa and former President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta have expressed their condolences at the passing of President Hage Geingob, describing him as a great leader who contributed immensely to Namibia’s liberation.

Mnangagwa extended his heartfelt condolences to Geingob’s family and the people of Namibia in an official statement.

‘President Geingob’s leadership and resilience will be remembered. May his soul rest in peace. Our thoughts are with Namibia during this difficult time,’ Mnangagwa said.

In his message of condolences to the family of the late Geingob and the people of Namibia, Kenyatta said he was deeply saddened by Geingob’s death.

‘No words can sufficiently convey the magnitude of the loss as President Geingob was a distinguished servant of the people, an outstanding statesman and a great leader full of wisdom. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, the Government and the people of Namibia during this difficult time of grieving and los,’ Keny
atta said.

He added that he was privileged to have interacted with Geingob and treasures the wisdom and knowledge of a statesman shared with humility and grace.

‘We will always remember and cherish his huge contribution to the welfare of the people of Namibia and Africa as a whole,’ Kenyatta added.

The former Kenyan Head of State urged the people of Namibia to uphold the late President Geingob’s legacy.

President Geingob, 82, died on Sunday at a hospital in Namibia’s capital Windhoek.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency