President Museveni expressed deep sadness over the death of Namibian President Hage Geingob, describing it as a significant loss for Namibia and Africa. He reminisced about their shared history in the struggle for liberation, dating back to the 1970s.
Museveni recalled his interactions with SWAPO, the Namibian Liberation Movement, and his acquaintance with Geingob during his tenure at the Namibian Institute in Lusaka. He praised Geingob’s contributions to the freedom of Namibia and stability in the region.
Geingob’s passing marks the end of an era, as he served as Namibia’s longest-serving prime minister and its third president. His successor, former vice-president Nangolo Mbumba, was inaugurated alongside new vice-president Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.
Geingob’s leadership faced health challenges, including cancer treatment and surgeries, yet he remained committed to regional and international issues. His support for South Africa’s stance against Israel’s military campaign in Gaza exemplified his dedication to justice and human rights.