Mbumba uncomfortable with titles

President Nangolo Mbumba says he is uncomfortable with the titles of president and excellency.

Mbumba was answering questions in an interview on NBC TV on Sunday regarding his plans while in office.

“Those things are not what is important. It is the job that needs to be done daily, monthly, until this term is over.

“We are still part of the Geingob term of office. This is not a term of office I won in an election. This is one of those things that befall a country and we must respect that,” he said.

Mbumba added that he has no intention of staying on beyond Geingob’s term.

Mbumba will stay in office until 21 March 2025, when a new president will be elected in the presidential and National Assembly elections in November.

He said there will also be no changes to the office and that advisers will have to complete their term as per their contracts.

“I’m appointing people because a vacancy has occurred. Some are saying, oh you should have your own advisers. Advisers were doing things and they must complete those things,” he said.

Mbumba added that he has no intention of competing for the position of president.

He said he will complete Geingob’s term and thereafter, retire.

“I’m not going to block anybody because I could use this position. No, I’m not going to do that. To be 82 is not a joke, and we must thank God that we are able to reach this stage and to speak the way we are speaking.”

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