Tuesday, 20 April 2021 01:44 GMT

Ex- Namibian vice president passes away aged 82


( MENAFN ) Namibian President Hage Geingob on Sunday declared that his ex- vice president, Nickey Iyambo, has passed away.

Iyambo was nearly 83 years old and stepped down in 2018 over health issues,he died on early Sunday morning.

Geingob expressed: "I announce with sadness the passing of my comrade, former Vice President, Nickey Iyambo. He leaves behind a rich legacy of loyal service to the Namibian people".

Iyambo was one of the longest serving cabinet ministers in the country's cabinet and was seen as a kind giant of Namibian politics.

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