Otavi residents honour Dr Geingob with a candlelight service


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.

Namibian Embassy in America celebrates life of Dr Geingob


Namibia's Diplomatic Mission in the United States of America held a memorial service to celebrate the life and legacy of the late President Hage Geingob.

The Namibian community in the United States, led by the country's Washington-based Embassy and joined by Africans and American citizens, paid tribute to the late President Geingob, describing him as a great bridge builder, activist, and scholar who will never be forgotten.

Zambia mourns President Dr. Geingob


In Zambia, where the late President Hage Geingob played his part in Namibia's liberation struggle for nearly two decades, events in his honour have been unfolding over the past week.

A host of his contemporaries continue to eulogise this accomplished pan-Africanist.

Our Special Correspondent in Lusaka, Wamundila Chilinda, brings us this report.

A dark cloud that has covered the land of the brave has extended to the land of work and joy—Zambia.

Seven days since the death of President Dr Hage Geingob


Today marks exactly seven days since Namibia was shaken to its foundations with the news of the death of Dr. Hage Geingob, the third president of Namibia.

Sunday, February 4, will be marked with a dark blot in the annals of history as it is the day on which a President of Namibia died while in office.

The nation is united in collective grief, and many are still grappling to come to terms with the stark reality that Dr. Geingob will no longer walk the streets of Namibia.

Government announces change in dates for memorial and funeral services for late President Geingob


The Government has announced a change in the dates for the memorial and funeral services for the late President Hage Geingob.

Initially, it was announced that Friday, February 23, and Saturday, February 24, would be the dates for the final memorial and state funeral service, respectively. However, Minister of Information and Communication Technology Emma Theofelus has announced that the memorial service will now be held on Saturday, the 24th, while the state funeral will be held on Sunday, the 25th of February.

News of President's death has not sunk in - Mayeyi Chief


Mayeyi Chief Shikati Boniface Shufu says news of the death of President Hage Geingob has not sunk in.

Shufu says many of his followers were still looking forward to the final year of his leadership.

Mayeyi Chief Shikati Boniface Shufu says the death of President Geingob was shocking to many in his community, noting that the late President Geingob will be remembered for his commitment to good governance at all levels of government, including in the affairs of traditional authorities.

President Ramaphosa pays tribute to Hage Geingob


South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa says the late President Hage Geingob's ethical leadership is a worthy example to emulate.

Ramaphosa, who was in Windhoek today to express condolences to the widow, Monica Geingos, and the people and government of Namibia, says he has learned a lot from the late President.

Ramaphosa, accompanied by President Nangolo Mbumba, called on Madame Geingos at the private residence of the Geingo family on the outskirts of Windhoek. 

Swapo in Erongo remembers late Geingob


In the Erongo Region, Swapo Party's Regional Coordinator, Daniel Muhuura, led a candlelight ceremony at Swakopmund.

Muhuura lauded the late President Geingob as a visionary leader who dedicated his life to the service of his country and its people.

At this difficult time, he said the party's thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of President Geingob, as well as the entire nation of Namibia.

Vendors pay tribute to Dr. Hage Geingob


Vendors in the capital have expressed sorrow and sadness over the death of Dr. Hage Geingob.

Vendors at Okuryangava Stop and Shop said, with the late President's administration, they have not experienced having their products confiscated by authorities for operating in the streets.

Such incidents, they say, were always solved amicably in order for them to continue making ends meet.

nbc reporter Hendrina Kanyolo took to the streets to find out from the business community how the late president's death has affected them.