Mourners described the late Gosbert Sikerete Mandema as a gallant and tenacious son of the soil who was willing to do anything for his country.
The former mayor of Rundu was remembered at a state memorial service in Rundu today.
Various speakers spoke about the life and times of the late Gosbert Sikerete Mandema, giving a glimpse into the life of the veteran of the Liberation Struggle.
Family and loved ones described the late Mandema as a family-oriented man who was a unifier, saying his death has left a void.
The Founding and former presidents also sent their messages of condolences as presented by the Minister in the Presidency.
Chief Mourner, President Hage Geingob's message was delivered by the Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, Frans Kapofi.
The late Sikerete Mandema will be buried tomorrow.