FLAGS in Namibia will be flown at half mast for a period of three days in national mourning for the late Lieutenant General John Sinvula Mutwa, the former Chief of the Namibian Defence Force, who passed away at 61 earlier this week.
At the same time, President Hage Geingob has conferred the honour of National Hero on the late General, who he described as an outstanding freedom fighter.
Dr. Geingob also extended his sincere condolences to the late General’s wife, Colonel Selma Mutwa, their children and his family, former comrades, and friends.
“This outstanding freedom fighter has served the country from a tender age on the frontlines of the Liberation Struggle and the Namibia Defense Force (NDF) in post-independent Namibia, where he ultimately rose to the rank of Chief of the NDF,” Dr. Geingob said.
The Head of State has directed that a period of national mourning will be observed in honour of the late General Mutwa, during which all flags in Namibia will be flown at half-mast with effect from 18 to 20 June 2021.
“This period of mourning shall run concurrently with the observance of the national mourning period in honour of late Founding President of Zambia, Dr.Kenneth Kaunda,” Dr. Geingob said.
The remains of the late General Mutwa will be interred on a date and place to be agreed to by his family in the Zambezi Region.