Given the rich history and connections of the late President Hage Geingob to the town of Otavi, the town's residents gathered for a candlelight service to comfort one another.

Hage Geingob was born on a farm, 62 km outside of Otavi, and started school at Shalom Primary School, formerly known as Rynse Sending Skool.

His late mother and grandmother are both buried at Otavi, where he still has family members.

He would make it a point to not only visit the family house when he came to town but would also visit the church and mingle with congregants. But residents are now resigned to the fact that residents of Otavi can no longer look forward to receiving a visit from their late president while attending church.

Otavi Mayor Isaac !Hoaëb has called on the youth of Otavi to be inspired by the late president's life journey, born on a farm outside of town and ending life as a revered leader, not only in Namibia but also globally.

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Eveline Paulus