Geingob going to US for cancer treatment

President Hage Geingob has accepted an offer by scientists and medical professionals in Los Angeles to undergo cancer treatment in the United States of America.

Geingob will be out of the country from Thursday until 2 February. Vice president Nangolo Mbumba will be acting as president during Geingob’s absence, the Presidency announced on Wednesday.

The Presidency announced at the end of last week that medical tests undergone by Geingob have detected the presence of cancerous cells in his body.

The Presidency announced on Wednesday that Geingob is set to travel to the United States for seven days for treatment.

The Presidency stated that the majority of Geingob’s treatment will take place locally.

“Whilst 95% of the treatment for the cancerous cells will be carried out in Namibia, the presidency wishes to confirm that the treatment the president will undergo in the United States of America is limited to seven days,” the statement reads.

It added: “The travel, medical and accommodation expenses of the president will not be incurred by the government.”

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