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Otjozondjupa Swapo leadership holds candlelight vigil in honour of Geingob


OTJIWARONGO: The Swapo leadership of the Otjozondjupa Region on Wednesday held a candlelight vigil to pay their respects to the late President Hage Geingob, who died on Sunday at the age of 82.

Nearly 200 residents turned up at the event to remember and celebrate Geingob’s legacy with speeches, bible verses and religious songs by different denominational choirs.

Swapo’s Otjozondjupa Regional Coordinator, Immanuel Namaseb, at the event said the session was organised for residents to come together and remember Geingob’s visionary leadership.

Several speakers recalled Geingob’s youth in the Otjozondjupa Region in the areas of Otjiwarongo, Grootfontein, Tsumeb and Otavi, where he had attended primary school.

Namaseb said similar candlelight vigils will take place Thursday night at the Otjiwarongo Municipality, Otavi Town Council and Grootfontein Municipality.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency