Guterres describes Geingob as a principled statesman

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The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his sadness at the passing of Namibia’s President Dr Hage Geingob.

The 82-year-old died in hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning, weeks after he was diagnosed with cancer.

Guterres called Geingob a respected and principled statesman who dedicated his life to serving and developing his country.

Reflecting further, he called Geingob a prominent anti-apartheid activist and pioneer of Africa’s green energy transformation.

The SG sent his condolences to Geingob’s family and the government and people of Namibia.

The UN General Assembly is expected to pay tribute in a future meeting, which is the tradition when a sitting head of state passes, but the date has yet to be announced.

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