Zambian president Hakainde Hichilema has joined world leaders in paying tribute to president Hage Geingob.
Geingob died in the early hours of Sunday.
This was announced by vice president Nangolo Mbumba on Sunday morning.
“It is with utmost sadness and regret that we receive the news of the passing of his excellency president Dr. Hage G Geingob, the president of the Republic of Namibia, who died this morning in Windhoek,” Hichilema posted on Facebook on Sunday.
“We have lost a true friend, a liberation icon, a distinguished diplomat, a senior African statesman, and an elder brother, and at this time, our thoughts and prayers are with his widow, madame Monica Geingos, and family, the Namibian people, and the entire African continent.
“May his soul rest in peace,” Hichilema said.
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