Maseru, Feb. 08 — The Kingdom of Lesotho joined the world in mourning the passing of Namibian President Hage Geingob. This was confirmed in a recent press release.
In his statement, Prime Minister (PM) Sam Matekane stated that President Geingob was a champion of regional integration and cooperation, working tirelessly to improve relations between Namibia and its neighbours.
He went on to say Geingob was a great advocate of peace and his passing is a great loss for the entire region.
He further added that the Kingdom of Lesotho is joining Namibia in mourning their President’s death and celebrating his life as a man of great integrity and vision.
With fond memories of his work and friendship, Lesotho sends its deepest condolences to Namibia and the Geingob family.
President Geingob was born in 1941 in Namibia, then studied abroad in East Germany and the Soviet Union.
He returned to Namibia in 1970 and became a leading figure in the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) movement.
After Namibia gained independence in 1990, Geingob was appointed Prime Minister and served in that role for 15 years.
In 2014 he was elected President up to date. He was known for his dedication to peace and reconciliation and his passing is a great loss for his country and the region of Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).
Flags flew at half-mast across Lesotho as a sign of respect and mourning.