"I lost a personal comrade, a man I grew up with"

07 Oct 2016 09:50am
WINDHOEK, 07 OCT (NAMPA) – “I lost a personal comrade, a man I grew up with,” said
President Hage Geingob in reaction to the passing on of Hidipo Hamutenya, who died on Thursday at the Lady Pohamba Hospital in Windhoek.
Geingob said not only Hamutenya's family lost a father but also the Namibian nation lost one of those who have contributed to the Liberation Struggle and Independence of this country.
“We hope that you will now have eternal peace and rest - As we know, he suffered a lot. God has seen to it, that he's called him back,” said Geingob in a message of condolence Nampa received on Thursday night.
Geingob is in South Africa to attend a bi-national meeting between the two countries.
Funeral arrangements for Hamutenya will be announced soon, he said.
The seasonal Namibian politician passed on at the age of 77 after battling a long illness. He was one of the key figures who, among others, contributed to the drafting of the Namibian Constitution.