Mbumba visits Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros family at Keetmanshoop

President Nangolo Mbumba on Friday visited the family home of the late liberation struggle veteran, Ida Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros to convey his condolences to the family.

Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros died in Keetmanshoop on Wednesday at the age of 79 years after a long illness.

In his message of condolences Mbumba said: ‘I became president and entered this office with tears following the passing of my brother and comrade, President Hage Geingob, I didn’t expect that two months later I will be mourning the passing of comrade Ida Jimmy. I extend my condolences to the children, bereaved family, rank and file of the Swapo Party and the Namibian nation at large. May the Lord console and comfort us during this difficult time and may the soul of comrade Ida Jimmy rest in eternal peace,’ said Mbumba.

Mbumba said Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros has a record that cannot be questioned as she was such an imposing figure with deep roots in the struggle for liberation.

He added that she was imprisoned, she was tortured and nothing could stop her in the figh
t for an independent Namibia, citing that the country is today free because of the role late Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros had played.

‘Indeed, comrade madam Ida Jimmy was a leader and liberator of the Namibian people, thus, to lose her is a great loss to all Namibians. We therefore pay our utmost respect to our heroine and honour her legacy of bravery and courage in the face of danger, be it imprisonment, house detentions or physical torture. We will always respect her, honour her memory and salute her enormous courage,’ he said.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency