Geingob confirms cancer

Claudia Reiter
Namibian President Hage Geingob said on Friday the presence of cancer cells in his body has been confirmed.
In a media statement, Geingob confirmed that on 8 January he underwent a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy, during which a biopsy was performed, the result of which revealed cancer cells. On the advice of the medical team, the President will undergo appropriate medical treatment to eliminate the cancer cells.
In June 2023, Geingob already underwent surgery on his aorta.
“With a view to the Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for the end of 2024, the Presidency would like to inform the Namibian public that President Geingob will continue to carry out his presidential responsibilities alongside the Cabinet of which he chairs,” the Presidency said in its statement.
The Namibian Cancer Association responded to the announcement, saying that, "On the public confirmation of our President's cancer diagnosis, the Cancer Association sends our head of state, Dr. Hage G. Geingob, Mrs. Geingos and their family during the medical treatment our prayers and our energy to support the healing. We wish you a speedy recovery, Mr. President."