PRESIDENT Hage Geingob today extended his birthday wishes to the former President of the Republic of Zambia, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, who turned 96-years-old today.
“I am pleased to join the people of Zambia and indeed the international community, in extending to President Kaunda our warmest and fraternal congratulations on the auspicious occasion of his 96th Birthday Anniversary. As we take this opportunity to wish President Kaunda renewed health, we reflect on his immense contribution as one of the First Wave of African leaders and founding fathers of African struggle for liberation,” President Geingob said, adding that Kaunda has always inspired people with his principles as a freedom fighter, statesman and campaigner for justice for all humanity.
Today, Africa is celebrating his contribution to Africa’s liberation and unity, he said.
Geingob noted that Kaunda’s generosity towards Namibians by assisting in their fight for freedom, as well as mentoring him for 14 years, will be forever etched in the hearts and memories of the nation.
“Happy Birthday KK,” the head of state affectionately wrote.
President Kaunda became founding President of Zambia when the country gained independence in 1964.
Yesterday President Hage Geingob also extended his warm felicitations to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and the people of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the country’s 26th Anniversary of Freedom.
“South Africa’s 26th Anniversary of Freedom comes against the backdrop of COVID-19, one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Just as our two countries and peoples have endured, persevered and ultimately defeated 300 years of colonial domination and the yoke of apartheid, I have no doubt that through resilience and the ingenuity of our people, nurtured by the spirit of Pan-Africanism, we will overcome this pandemic,” Geingob said.
He further added that he looks forward to continuing working with President Ramaphosa to further consolidate the bilateral cooperation and strong bonds of friendship and solidarity that continue to exist between the two countries and people.
“I extend to Ramaphosa and the courageous people of South Africa warm felicitations on the 26th Anniversary of Freedom Day,” Geingob said.
South Africa held its first ever democratic elections on 27 April 1994.