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Namibia’s President Hage Geingob Is Dead

Namibia’s President, Hage Geingob is Dead.

Gatekeepers News reports that Geingob died while receiving medical treatment at a hospital in the capital, Windhoek.

Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba announced that Mr Geingob had died in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Mbumba said in a statement, “At his side was his dear wife Madame Monica Geingos and his children.”

The 82-year-old leader, who had been diagnosed with cancer, revealed his diagnosis to the public last month.

His office announced he would be travelling to the US for treatment, but would return to Namibia on 2 February.

Geingob became president in 2015 and was serving his second and final term in office.

He underwent an aortic operation last year, and in 2014 he revealed that he had survived prostate cancer.

Namibia is due to hold presidential and parliamentary elections in November.

The governing Swapo party, which has been in power since independence in 1990, has chosen Namibia’s deputy prime minister, Nandi-Ndaitwah as its presidential candidate.

She will become the country’s first female president if she wins.

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