Hage Geingob: A timeline

Hage Geingob

• 3 August 1941 – born at Otjiwarongo
• November 1989 – elected as chairperson of the Constituent Assembly, marking the beginning of Namibia’s transition to independence
• 21 March 1990 – appointed as Namibia’s first prime minister, serving until 2002
• 27 August 2002 – declines the post of minister of regional and local government and housing
• 2007 – elected as vice president of Swapo
• December 2012 – re-elected as vice president of Swapo
• June 2013 – undergoes brain surgery and reveals he has survived prostate cancer
• 21 March 2015 – sworn in as third president of Namibia
• November 2019 – re-elected for a second term
• June 2023 – undergoes aortic operation and denies reports of ill health
• 18 August 2023 – denies ill health after it is reported that he almost collapsed during the 43rd Southern African Development Community ordinary summit in Angola
• 8 January 2024 – Geingob undergoes a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy, followed by a biopsy revealing cancer
• 19 January 2024 – diagnosed with cancer
• 24 January 2024 – the Presidency announces
• Geingob is to undergo a week-long specialised medical treatment in the United States, upon which he leaves the country
• 31 January 2024 – Geingob returns following two days of treatment and is admitted to a Windhoek hospital
• 3 February – vice president Nangolo Mbumba announces Geingob is in critical but stable condition
• 4 February – the president dies

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