The Office of the President of Namibia on Sunday 4 February 2024 announced that President Dr. Hage G. Geingob had died at Lady Pohamba Hospital where he was receiving medical treatment from his medical team.

At his side was his dear wife, Monica Geingos, and his children, the announcement by Dr Nangolo Mbumba, the Acting President of the Republic of Namibia, said.

“His medical team, as I informed the nation only yesterday has been trying its best to ensure that our President recovers. Regrettably, notwithstanding the team’s spirited effort to save his life, sadly, fellow Namibians, President Geingob passed on,” Dr Mbumba.  

Dr Mbumba said, “The Namibian nation has lost a distinguished servant of the people, a liberation struggle icon, the chief architect of our constitution, and the pillar of the Namibian house.”

“At this moment of deepest sorrow, I appeal to the nation to remain calm and collected while the Government attends to all necessary state arrangements, preparations and other protocols. Further announcements in this regard will be made,” he added.

“While keeping the President’s bereaved family, and you, dear fellow Namibians, in our thoughts and prayers, Cabinet will convene with immediate effect in order to make the necessary state arrangements in this regard,” he further added.