President Hage Geingob will be taking time off work after he was diagnosed with cancerous cells.
Medical tests Geingob have indicated the presence of cancerous cells in his body.
This was revealed in a statement issued by the presidency on Friday afternoon.
“As part of regular annual medical examinations, the presidency informed the Namibian public that the head of state was due for a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy on 8 January, which were followed up with a biopsy, of which the results revealed cancerous cells,” the statement reads.
The president will take time off to deal with with this discovery.
“On the advice of the medical team, president Geingob will undertake appropriate medical treatment to deal with the cancerous cells,” the Namibian presidency said.
Last year, Geingob also had a minor heart procedure and his medical team said he recovered well afterwards.
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