Namibian President Hahe Geingob has died. The country’s president’s office said on Sunday that 82-year-old Geingob was suffering from cancer.
Qatar-based media Al Jazeera reported that Geingob had been receiving treatment at the Lady Pohamba Hospital in the capital of Namibia, Windhoek, for about a month. He died there today. The president’s wife and children were by his side at the time of his death.
Acting Namibian President Nangolo Mbumba posted a statement on Geingob’s official Facebook page expressing his condolences.
In 2014, Geingob revealed to the public that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was elected president for a second term in 2015. According to the Namibian constitution, one person cannot serve more than two terms as president.
The African country of Namibia was once a colony of Germany. The country gained independence in 1990. National elections are scheduled to be held in Namibia in November this year.
Namibia, a former German colony, gained independence from South Africa in 1990. The country is scheduled to hold presidential and parliamentary elections in November.