02/09/2024 | Press release | Archived content
9 February 2024
President Ramaphosa undertakes Visit to the Republic of Namibia to pay respects at the passing of President Geingob
President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake a Working Visit to Windhoek, Namibia, tomorrow on Saturday, 10 February 2024, to pay his respects following the passing of the President of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency Hage Gottfried Geingob.
President Geingob passed away on Sunday, 4 February 2024, while being treated in hospital for cancer.
President Ramaphosa reiterates, on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, his deep condolences to the government and people of Namibia, especially First Lady Madame Monica Geingos.
President Ramaphosa extends his sympathies to President Nangolo Mbumba, the Cabinet of our neighbouring state and the leadership and members of the SWAPO Party at this time of mourning.
President Ramaphosa and President Geingob enjoyed a close relationship which infused relations between our two countries.
In 2023, President Ramaphosa hosted President Geingob to a State Visit to South Africa in April, while in October, President Ramaphosa undertook a Working Visit to Namibia to co-chair with President Geingob the Third Session of the South Africa-Namibia Bi-National Commission.
Media enquiries: Vincent Magwenya, Spokesperson to President Ramaphosa - [email protected]
Issued by: The Presidency