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Zambia’s 6th President Mourns the Passing of Namibia’s President Hage G. Geingob

Former Zambian President Dr. Edgar C. Lungu expressed deep condolences on the passing of Namibia’s Republican President, Dr. Hage G. Geingob. 

The news of President Geingob’s demise was met with sorrow, described as a significant loss for Namibia and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Dr. Lungu, reflecting on his close relationship with President Geingob since both assumed the role of Heads of State in 2015, emphasized the shock and sadness felt at the news. 

He praised President Geingob as a staunch, revolutionary Pan Africanist and a legendary figure whose dedication played a crucial role in Namibia’s struggle for independence, achieved in 1990.

Dr. Lungu acknowledged the passing of President Geingob as part of a broader loss of iconic Pan Africanists, emphasizing the need to preserve their wisdom, knowledge, and dedication to the values of Pan Africanism. 

He urged current and future African leaders to draw guidance from the legacies of figures like Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, Nelson Mandela, Robert Mugabe, Oliver Tambo, and Julius Nyerere.

In the context of a complex world, Lungu called for a return to the virtues of Pan Africanism, emphasizing its importance in navigating contemporary challenges and ensuring a safe and prosperous future for the continent. 

He expressed concern over the potential sacrifice of Pan Africanism for expediency and personal interests in some African leadership.

Dr. Lungu extended heartfelt condolences to President Geingob’s family, the people, and the government of Namibia.  

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