Namibian President Hage Zingob has died aged 82 after being diagnosed with cancer

Namibian President Hage Zingob died Sunday at a hospital in the country's capital, Windhoek, after being treated for cancer. He is 82 years old.

His death declared By Nangolo Mbumba, the Namibian Vice President. Geingob was diagnosed with cancer following an annual medical check-up last month by the South African president's office. Said before. Family Taken briefly Geingob's duties last week when he traveled to the United States for a “two-day novel treatment for cancer cells.” Mbumba is now acting chairman.

Namibia was already scheduled to hold presidential and legislative elections this year with Geingob declares Last year his political party, the South West African People's Organization (SWAPO), nominated Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah as its presidential candidate. In a post on XEarlier on Twitter, Nandi-Ndaitwah described Geingob as “a true democrat and a transformational leader who touched many lives”.

Zingop, who has served as president since 2015, has played a center-stage role in Namibia's political scene since it became the continent's last country in 1990, following a nearly quarter-century of armed conflict with apartheid South Africa.

In a statement on SundaySouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa described Zinkope as “a champion of Namibia's liberation from colonialism and apartheid. He also greatly influenced the solidarity that Namibians extended to South Africans so that we are free today.”

Between 1990 and 2002, Jingbo served as the country's first Prime Minister After chairing the committee that drafted Namibia's first constitution.

Namibian people, he said at the time The country's constitutional convention in 1989“The spirit of compromise, give and take, has given us a mandate to hammer out and adopt a constitution that will start our country and people as a nation.”

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In 2017, Geingob, who Educated in USA, was attending a UN General Assembly event in New York City, when President Donald Trump made two references to “Numbia.” Geingob has not publicly responded to the redacted error in the White House transcript of Trump's remarks.

Last month, Geingob condemned Germany for defending Israel from accusations of genocide in Gaza.

“On Namibian soil, #Germany committed the first genocide of the 20th century in 1904-1908, in which tens of thousands of innocent Namibians died in the most inhumane and brutal conditions,” said Kienkop. Report.

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With a territory larger than Texas and A A population of less than 2.8 million, Namibia is one of the least populated countries in the world. “We don't have to fight for land because there's enough to go around,” Keingob said in 1993.

As stated therein The CIA World Factbook, the country is rich in natural resources but GDP per capita has fallen in recent years. Namibia is one of the most unequal countries in the world The World Bank saidAnd 40 percent of the population lives in poverty, according to a UN report last year.

Namibia was colonized by Germany and then administered by a white minority government controlled by South Africa. A guerrilla war began in 1966, culminating in a US-brokered peace plan and elections in 1989.

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