Geingob mourns Namibia’s former Vice President Iyambo

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Sharon Kavhu

Windhoek - Namibian former vice president Nickey Iyambo leaves behind a rich legacy of loyal service to the Namibian people, says the country’s President and current Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Hage Geingob.

Iyambo died in the early hours of Sunday, May 19, at his home in Windhoek.  He was 82.

In a statement, Geingob described Iyambo as a father, mentor, friend and comrade.

“Dr Iyambo who passed away this morning,    leaves behind a rich legacy of loyal service to the Namibian people.  Our nation has indeed lost a freedom fighter and a leader with deep human values. As we mourn the passing of a brave Namibian son, I extend sincere condolences to his wife, children, family, comrades and friends.  May the soul of Comrade Nickey Iyambo rest in eternal peace,” said Geingob.

Iyambo was born on May 20, 1936 at Onayena in the Oshikoto Region.  He joined the liberation struggle in 1960 and left for exile in 1964, served the liberation movement in different capacities,   including as SWAPO Representative to the Nordic Countries from 1966 to 1971. In the 1980’s. He served as SWAPO Head of Military Service and numerous capacities.

He had a Master’s Degree in political science from the University of Helsinki, Finland.  He also completed his degree in medicine at the same university.

Iyambo was member of  the Constituent Assembly 1989, he became a Cabinet Minister in 1990, serving           in several portfolios, including Health and Social Services (1990-1996), Regional and Local Government (19962002), Mines and Energy (2002-2005), Agriculture (2005-2008), Safety and Security (2008-2010) and later Minister of Veteran Affairs (2010-2015).          

On 21 March 2015, Geingob appointed Iyambo as Vice President of Namibia, a pposition he served in until his retirement on 8 February 2018.

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