Free transport for Khomas residents to Geingob’s funeral

The government will provide free transport from most constituencies in the Khomas region to ferry Namibians to president Hage Geingob’s funeral, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology executive director Audrin Mathe says.

Geingob’s memorial service is slated for Saturday, 24 February, while his burial takes place the following day.

Speaking to Desert Radio on Thursday, Mathe said all Namibians are free to attend and should abide by the strict security protocols in place to protect everyone.

“Everyone is invited to the funeral and anyone can attend. We will have buses ferrying people from the Khomas region. We are expecting a number of heads of state from our neigbouring countries and we want Namibians to be safe.”

Mathe said provisions have been made for public viewing at the Hage Geingob Stadium, with tents in the event of rain if the funeral venue is too full.

Mathe could, however, not confirm whether Geingob will be buried in a mausoleum, as earlier reported in the media.

Mathe also reaffirmed that all the security responsibilities at the proceedings will be handled by the Namibian Police.

“There have been rumours circulating that there are 600 police officers from the Southern African Development Community. This is not true. All our security issues will be handled by the Namibian Police,” Mathe said.

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