Hage Geingob: A guide to the funeral weekend

The body of president Hage Geingob will lie in state at Parliament Gardens for viewing by the public today from 16h30 through the night until tomorrow 11h30.

This was announced by Namibian Defence Force (NDF) brigadier general Rehabiam Kalimba yesterday during a press briefing.

Today, Geingob’s casket will be guided by the guard of honour, NDF vehicles, and helicopters along with law-enforcement agencies through Windhoek for a final goodbye.

Graphic by: Joyce Kondo


A total of 18 heads of state will be present at the funeral, including Tanzanian president Samia Suluhu Hassan, German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Finnish president Sauli Niinistö, South African Development Community leaders including South Africa’s Cyril Ramaposa and Thabo Mbheki, Angola’s João Lourenço, Botswana’s Mokgweetsi Masisi, Kenyan president William Ruto, and Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo, among others.

In addition, 27 countries sent delegations, including the United States of America’s secretary of the interior, Deb Haaland and ambassador Randy Berry, China’s special envoy and vice chairperson of the National Committee of the the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Jiang Zuojun, and a delegation from Algeria led by the president of People’s National Assembly of Algeria Brahim Boughali.


The memorial service venue is Independence Stadium.

Tomorrow, the gates will open at 10h00, while the programme will start at 14:00.

Vendors can sell their products outside the stadium, however, the sale of alcohol is prohibited.

Geingob’s funeral will take place on Sunday at Heroes’ Acre, and the gates will open for the public at 06h00.
The burial will start at 10h00 and ends at 12h00.

The government will announce the pickup points for free transport. Minister of information and communication technology Emma Theofelus says there will be pickup points across Windhoek to transport Namibians to the memorial service at Independence Stadium tomorrow, and to the funeral at Heroes’ Acre on Sunday.


Geingob’s body will today be transported from State House to David Hosea Meroro Road via Jan Jonker Road between 12h00 and 12h10.

From 12h10 to 12h15 his body will be driven from David Hosea Meroro Road to Hendrik Witbooi Drive.

From Hendrik Witbooi Drive, the procession will move through Moses //Garoëb Street from 12h15 to 12h20.

Between 12h20 and 12h30, Geingob will be transported from Moses //Garoëb Street to Winnie Madikizela Mandela Road.

This will continue from 12h30 to 12h35 from Winnie Madikizela Mandela Road through Independence Avenue to Sam Nujoma Drive.

This means the procession will pass from Soweto Market to Katutura Shoprite between 12h35 and 12h45.

Between 12h45 and 12h55, Geingob’s body will be driven from Fire Brigade Circle to Windhoek’s central business district.
Between 12h35 and 13h15, his body will pass Avani Hotel to Sam Nujoma Drive.

From Sam Nujoma Drive passing St Paul’s College, the late president’s body will go to his private residence at Casa Rosalia.
At 15h55, Geingob’s body will be transported from Casa Rosalia to Parliament Gardens, where public viewing will commence as from 16h30 today until 11h30 tomorrow.

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