Namibia's President Geingob dies at 82


President Hage Geingob, aged 82, passed away in Windhoek on Sunday.

Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba made the announcement during an address to the nation.

Dr. Geingob was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Lady Pohamba Private Hospital for a follow-up treatment for the treatment he received in the US for cancerous cells.

Mbumba said that Geingob's medical team had been trying its utmost to ensure that he recovered, but sadly, he passed on.

NDF recruit dies mid-training


The Namibian Defence Force (NDF) has confirmed the death of a 26-year-old recruit who was undergoing basic military training at Osona Base in Okahandja.

NDF Spokesperson, Colonel Petrus Shilumbu, told Nampa that Johan Pieterse died on December 28 after he collapsed during a physical fitness exercise.

Colonel Shilumbu said Pieterse was subsequently rushed to Okahandja State Hospital, where he was declared dead upon arrival by the hospital's medical personnel.

Retired journalist Bernhard !Gaeb dies


Bernhard !Gaeb, a well-known retired journalist, died Tuesday morning in Mariental, aged 66.

!Gaeb, a veteran journalist, is among the first black scribes in Namibia. 

He started his career at the then-Journal newspaper, where he worked with other well-known personalities such as Freddy Philander.

It was his first job after high school at Augustineum Secondary School in Windhoek.

As he was maturing in his career, he moved on to the Afrikaans daily, Die Republikein.

He was provided with a training opportunity in the UK, where he studied journalism.

Employer accidentally shoots employee at Farm Choiganab No.262


A 29-year-old farmworker died on Saturday morning after he was accidentally shot by his employer during an alleged hunting spree on Farm Choiganab No. 262 in the Grootfontein district.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Unit Commander for Community Affairs, Inspector Maureen Mbeha, told Nampa on Sunday that the incident occurred at 00h30 and that the deceased has been identified by his relatives as Jacob Kache.

Absai Uetuesapi Mungendje dies


The community of Omaheke said it has lost a family man, Absai Uetuesapi Mungendje, who always advocated for peace among his people.

Mungendje aged 99 died last week. 
The traditional priest was residing at Toasis, at the homestead of the late Hosea Kutako in the Aminuis Constituency.

The homestead is being transformed into a memorial museum in honor of the late Chief Hosea Kutako.

The late Mungendje was a nephew and a driver of the late Ombara Kutako.

President Geingob extends condolences to Mungendje family


President Hage Geingob has extended condolences to the children and the entire bereaved family of the late Absai Uetuesapi Mungendje. 

The divine priest Mungendje died on Thursday, aged 99.

President Geingob said Mungendje’s death is a major loss to the Ovaherero community and the Namibian nation. 

Mungendje was entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing the sacred shrine at the Chief Hosea Kutako homestead at Toasis village in Aminius.