President Nangolo Mbumba extends Message of Condolences tothe children and entire family of the late Mrs. Ida Jimmy

The President of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency Dr Nangolo Mbumba, has learned with sadness about the passing of Ida Jimmy on Wednesday, 3 April 2024 at the age of 78.

President Nangolo Mbumba visited the family home today, 5 April 2024 in Keetmanshoop and used the occasion to console the family and extended a message of condolences to the children, the entire family and the
Namibian people.

In his message of condolences, President Nangolo Mbumba said:
“I became President and entered this Office with tears following the passing of my brother and comrade, President Hage G. Geingob. I didn’t expect that two months later I will be mourning the passing of Comrade
Ida Jimmy.

We all have our own history. We have our records. Comrade Ida Jimmy has a record that cannot be questioned. She was such an imposing figure with deep roots in our struggle for liberation. She was imprisoned, she was tortured and nothing could stop her in the fight for an independent Namibia. Our country is today free because of the role Comrade Ida Jimmy
has played. Indeed, Comrade Madam Ida Jimmy was a leader and liberator of the Namibian people. Thus, to lose her is a great loss to all Namibians.

We therefore pay our utmost respect to our heroine and honour her legacy of bravery and courage in the face of dangers, be it imprisonment, house detentions or physical torture. We will always respect her, honour her memory and salute her enormous courage.

My sisters, my nieces and the many children Comrade Jimmy raised have lost a pillar. The Namibian people have lost a brave freedom fighter and community builder.

I extend my condolences to the children, bereaved family, rank and file of the SWAPO Party and the Namibian nation at large.
May the Lord console and comfort us during this difficult time.

May the soul of Comrade Ida Jimmy rest in eternal peace.”

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