Namibian President Hage Geingob has passed away at the age of 82 after a prolonged battle with cancer. The Presidency confirmed his death on Sunday morning, revealing that he had been undergoing treatment at Lady Pohamba Hospital in Windhoek.
President Geingob had previously triumphed over prostate cancer in 2014, a victory he shared with the public during his tenure as Prime Minister. However, last month, he faced a resurgence of the disease after a routine medical check-up, prompting him to announce plans for treatment in the United States.
While the official announcement did not disclose the specific cause of his death, Namibia now mourns the loss of its leader during a crucial time, with presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled later this year. As the nation grapples with this sad news, discussions arise about determining an interim president to navigate through this challenging period.