Namibia’s President Hage Geingob has died aged 82.
Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba introduced Mr Geingob’s demise within the early hours of Sunday morning.
“At his side was his dear wife Madame Monica Geingos and his children,” Mr Mbumba mentioned in an announcement.
He had been recognized with most cancers and publicly revealed his prognosis final month.
His workplace introduced he can be travelling to the US for remedy, however would return to Namibia on 2 February.
Mr Geingob grew to become president in 2015 and was serving his second and closing time period in workplace.
He underwent an aortic operation final 12 months, and in 2014 he revealed that he had survived prostate most cancers.
Born in 1941, Mr Geingob was a distinguished politician earlier than Namibia achieved independence from apartheid South Africa in 1990.
He chaired the physique that drafted the nation’s structure, then grew to become its first prime minister at independence on March 21 of that 12 months, a place he retained till 2002.
Namibia is because of maintain presidential and parliamentary elections in November.
The governing social gathering, the South West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO), which has been in energy since Namibia gained independence, has chosen Mrs Nandi-Ndaitwah as its presidential candidate.
She is at the moment additionally Namibia’s deputy prime minister, and can grow to be the nation’s first feminine president if she wins.