Hage Geingob Cause of Death: Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth

Hage Geingob Cause of Death, Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth – Hage Geingob was a prominent Namibian politician. He served as Namibia’s third president from 2015 until his demise in February 2024.


Name:Hage Gottfried Geingob
Date of Birth:3 August 1941
Wife:Monica Geingos
Net Worth:$11 million

Geingob had previously held the position of Namibia’s first Prime Minister from 1990 to 2002, and he resumed the role from 2012 to 2015. Additionally, he served as the Minister of Trade and Industry between 2008 and 2012 and was the president of the ruling SWAPO Party from 2017 until his passing.

In November 2014, Geingob secured a decisive victory in the presidential election, and in November 2017, he became the third president of the SWAPO Party. His leadership extended to the Southern African Development Community (SADC), where he chaired from August 2018 for a one-year term.

Hage Geingob Cause of Death

In 2013, Geingob underwent brain surgery and an aortic operation in South Africa the following year. He later revealed that he successfully battled prostate cancer in 2014.

On January 8, 2024, Geingob disclosed that he had been diagnosed with cancer once again. Subsequently, he sought treatment in the United States on January 25, returning to Namibia on January 30 after two days of medical care. On February 4, Vice President Nangolo Mbumba announced Geingob’s p assing at Lady Pohamba Hospital in Windhoek, where he had been undergoing treatment. Mbumba added, “By his side was his wife and his dear children.” Geingob was 82.

Within 15 hours of Geingob’s death, Vice President Nangolo Mbumba was formally sworn in as acting President of Namibia in a hastily arranged ceremony at State House in Windhoek. Elections to determine Geingob’s successor are anticipated to take place within 90 days of his demise, deviating from the previously scheduled November 2024 date, as per the Constitution of Namibia.

Hage Geingob Age

At the time of his death, he was 82 years old.

Hage Geingob Career

Born on August 3, 1941, Geingob’s journey in education began at Otavi in South West Africa under the Bantu Education System. Despite facing challenges, including expulsion from Augustineum in 1960 for participating in a protest, he later completed his teacher-training course. Frustrated with the Bantu Education System, he left his teaching position in Namibia, embarking on a journey for knowledge.

He and his colleagues ventured to Botswana, intending to continue to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on a plane chartered by the African National Congress (ANC). However, the plane was bombed by South Africans, altering Geingob’s plans. He stayed in Botswana, serving as Assistant SWAPO Representative (1963–64).

Hage Geingob pursued higher education in the United States, earning a BA degree from Fordham University in 1970 and an MA degree in International Relations from The New School, New York, in 1974. In 1964, he became SWAPO Representative at the United Nations and the Americas until 1971, contributing to SWAPO’s recognition as the authentic representative of Namibia.

In 1989, Geingob returned to Namibia and played a pivotal role in SWAPO’s election campaign, leading to Namibia’s independence in 1990. He chaired the Constituent Assembly, overseeing the formulation of the Namibian Constitution, which was unanimously adopted on February 9, 1990. Geingob was sworn in as the first Prime Minister on March 21, 1990.

Over the years, Geingob held various roles within SWAPO, contributing to conflict resolution in Africa and promoting good governance. In 2014, he was elected Namibia’s president, and in 2018, he assumed the chairmanship of SADC.

Despite his accomplishments, Geingob faced controversy, including allegations in the Fishrot scandal in April 2021. In March 2023, he nominated Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah as SWAPO’s candidate for the upcoming presidential election. In January 2024, Geingob expressed support for South Africa’s ICJ genocide case against Israel, condemning the violence in Gaza.

Hage Geingob Wife and Children

He was known to be a married man and at the time of his death, he was married to Monica Geingos. He was also a father of three – Hage Geingob Jr., Nangula Geingos-Dukes, and Dângos Geingos.

Hage Geingob Net Worth

At the time of his death, he was estimated to have a net worth of around $11 million.

Source: Ngnews247.com

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