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Namibian President Hage Geingob dies

Updated on: 05 February,2024 07:51 AM IST  |  Cairo
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Geingob was undergoing treatment for cancer. The 82-year-old had a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy on January 8, followed by a biopsy, his office said last month

Namibian President Hage Geingob dies

President Hage Geingob. Pic/AP

Namibian President Hage Geingob died Sunday while receiving medical treatment, his office announced.


In a post on the social media platform X, formerly Twitter, the Namibian presidency said Geingob’s medical team at Lady Pohamba Hospital did its best to help him, but Geingob died with his wife, Monica Geingos, and children by his side.


Geingob was undergoing treatment for cancer. The 82-year-old had a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy on January 8, followed by a biopsy, his office said last month.


Angolo Mbumba, Namibia’s acting president, called for calm, saying in the same post that the “Cabinet will convene in order to make the necessary state arrangements.”

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