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Chakwera hails late Geingob as a great freedom fighter

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President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has hailed the late President of the Republic of Namibia, Hage Geingob, as an icon and hero of the African continent who played a pivotal role as a freedom fighter.

He made the remarks at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia on Saturday where he attended a state memorial service for the late Namibian President.

“Africa has lost one of its finest sons who believed in change and economic empowerment for his people. Late President Geingob was no ordinary man; he travelled the world sowing seeds of freedom, peace and prosperity for Namibia and Africa,” said Chakwera.

Reflecting on his personal interactions with Geingob, President Chakwera described him as a wise counsellor, a brave warrior, a true statesman and a dear friend during the three and a half years of their association.

Chakwera making his Tribute to President Geingob in Namibia

Former Namibian President, Hifikepunye Pohamba, described Geingob as a Pan-Africanist who made significant contributions to Namibia’s liberation struggle.

“Geingob was one of the people who fought tirelessly for the liberation of the country. His role in crafting the Namibian constitution will be remembered by many,” explained Pohamba.

Pohamba highlighted Geingob’s hard work and determination which enabled him to serve his country as prime minister for two consecutive terms and later as President.

Geingob’s memorial service was attended by dignitaries from around the world, including the President of Germany, Namibia’s colonial masters from late 1880s.

Late Geingob, who passed away at the age of 82, will be laid to rest on Sunday at Heroes Acre in Windhoek.

The Namibian government has declared Monday, February 26, as a public holiday in honour of the departed hero.

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