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Namibia gets New President Mbumba hours after Predecessor dies


February 5, 2024

Namibia has a new president, named Nangolo Mbumba just hours after, as vice-president, he had announced the death of his predecessor, Hage Geingob.

The 82 year old Geingob died early on Sunday while receiving medical treatment at a hospital in the capital, Windhoek.

Mr Geingob had been diagnosed with cancer and revealed the details to the public last month.

Mr Mbumba has since been sworn-in as Mr Geingob’s replacement and will serve in the role until elections due later this year.

Geingob’s exact cause of his death was not given but last month he underwent “a two-day novel treatment for cancerous cells” in the US before flying back home on 31 January.