The judiciary says it won't get involved in informal discussions on presidential succession.

The Office of the Judiciary has issued a statement regarding the ongoing public discourse on the presidential succession following the passing of President Dr. Hage G. Geingob. 

There have been ongoing mixed or diverse views by legal personalities and the public general on whether the president, Dr. Nangolo Mbumba, ascended to power in compliance with the constitution, whether he is empowered to make decisions, and whether he is acting or substantive president.

Asserting its authority and commitment to judicial impartiality, the judiciary declared that it will not engage in casual public discourse on constitutional matters.

Vikitoria Hango, Deputy Director of Public Relations for the Judiciary, reaffirmed the judiciary's duty to interpret the Namibian Constitution and other laws impartially and without prejudice. 

The statement emphasised the inappropriateness of judges participating in informal discussions on constitutional issues outside of the formal judicial process. 

This approach, according to the judiciary, is crucial to upholding the principle of separation of powers and maintaining the judiciary's impartiality.

The Judiciary, however, reiterated its commitment to defending and upholding the Namibian Constitution as the Supreme Law.

It encouraged individuals with disagreements or uncertainties regarding constitutional interpretation to follow proper legal procedures and seek clarification through the courts.



Daniel Nadunya