President Hage Geingob laid to Rest at Heroes Acre

Namibias laid to rest late President Hage Geingob, a revered figure in the nation’s history, who died at the age of 82 while serving as President.

His burial ceremony took place at Heroes Acre in Windhoek, Namibia, a memorial site constructed in 2002 to honor those who fought for Namibia’s independence, freedom, and democracy.

Thousands of Namibians, alongside heads of state from across the globe, gathered to bid farewell to the late President, reflecting on his pivotal role as a freedom fighter and pan-Africanist.

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera was among the dignitaries, who highlighted Geingob’s tireless efforts in advocating for freedom, peace, and prosperity in Namibia and Africa.

The ceremony was marked by sorrowful faces and tears shed by Geingob’s close relatives and children as his casket was lowered into the ground.

Geingob was honored with a 21-gun salute and other ceremonial honors, reflecting the profound impact he had on the lives of many.

His final resting place is in a specially constructed Mausoleum at Heroes Acre, a fitting tribute to his legacy as a visionary leader.

In recognition of his contributions, the Namibian government declared Monday, February 26th, as a public holiday in honor of President Geingob.

President Chakwera departed Namibia immediately after the burial ceremony.His presence to this ceremony symbolized the solidarity and respect shared among African leaders in honoring the memory of a remarkable leader.

The event served as a reminder of Geingob’s significant contributions to Namibia’s liberation struggle and his lasting impact on the continent.

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