Residents of Luderitz remembered late Swapo Party liberation struggle stalwart Ida Jimmy !Ha-Eiros as a fearless and selfless fighter for Namibia's independence at a memorial service held in the town.

Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros died on April 3 at the age of 79.

Delivering tributes at the memorial service, fellow party members reflected on their journey with Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros during the anti-apartheid struggle era.

Honouring and celebrating her life, mourners sang liberation songs in her memory.

President Nangolo Mbumba conferred a state funeral on the late Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros.

The official memorial of the late liberation struggle icon is scheduled for Friday at farm Snip Rivier, which is located about 90 kilometres south-west of Keetmanshoop.

She will be buried on Saturday.

The government has declared a mourning period from Friday to Sunday, and all flags will fly at half-mast during the mourning period.

The late !Ha-Eiros was declared a national heroine and conferred a state funeral.

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