NAMIBIA’S FORMER VICE PRESIDENT, MBUMBA, 82, SWORN IN AS NEW PRESIDENT

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NAMIBIA’S FORMER VICE PRESIDENT, MBUMBA, 82, SWORN IN AS NEW PRESIDENT

Former Vice President, Nangolo Mbumba has been sworn in as the new President of Namibia, following the death of former President Hage Geingob early Sunday.

Mbumba disclosed this shortly after he was sworn in as the country’s fourth president on Sunday afternoon.

The 82-year old has been Vice President since 2018.

Meanwhile, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, who has been Deputy Prime Minister since 2015, has been announced as the country’s new vice president.

Nandi-Ndaitwah, 71, makes history as Namibia’s first female Vice President.

Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Namibia’s new Vice President.

Namibia was set to conduct its elections in November 2024, before the tragic passing of Geingob.As stipulated by the Namibian constitution, President Mbumba will fill the remaining 10 months of Hage Geingob’s tenure.

About Dons Eze

DONS EZE, PhD, Political Philosopher and Journalist of over four decades standing, worked in several newspaper houses across the country, and rose to the positions of Editor and General Manager. A UNESCO Fellow in Journalism, Dr. Dons Eze, a prolific writer and author of many books, attended several courses on Journalism and Communication in both Nigeria and overseas, including a Postgraduate Course on Journalism at Warsaw, Poland; Strategic Communication and Practical Communication Approach at RIPA International, London, the United Kingdom, among others.

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