Namibia mourns liberation hero Gurirab

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Annines Angula

Windhoek-Namibian liberation icon Theo-Ben Gurirab died today at  Windhoek hospital after a long illness at the age of 80. A family member confirmed  his death. 
Gurirab born on 23 January 1938, was a Namibian politician who played a pivotal role in Namibia’s fight for independence and self determination.
Gurirab served as the second prime minister of Namibia between 2002 and 2005 following current President Hage Geingob’s resignation in 2002. The man responsible for running Namibia’s liberation movement’s diplomacy portfolio became an Independent Namibia’s first Foreign Affairs Minister In 1990. He held the country’s top diplomat position till 2002 when he was appointed as the second Prime minister of Namibia. While foreign minister, he also did a stint as president of  the United Nations General Assembly, an appointment that highlighted Namibia’s importance on the global political stage.  When he left the Prime Minister’s role in 2005, Gurirab become Namibia’s second National Assembly Speaker, a post he held until 2015 when he retired from active politics.
Namibians will mourn the death of one of the founding fathers of the Namibian nation as we know it today.

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