Eba Kandovazu & Niël Terblanché
Doctor Nickey Iyambo, former Namibian Vice President, have passed on a day before his 83rd birthday
The President of Namibia, Dr. Hage Geingob, lamented the death of his friend and comrade in a personal message on social media.
“I have learned with sadness about the passing of my friend, my comrade and former Vice President, Cde Nickey Iyambo. Dr. Iyambo leaves behind a rich legacy of loyal service to the Namibian people. Our nation has lost a man of conscience and deep humane values. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”
State House Press Secretary, Dr Alfred Hengari, confirmed the passing of Dr. Nicky Iyambo and indicated that the former Vice President of Namibia died in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Dr. Iyambo was born on 20 May 1936 and served as a member of Cabinet in various capacities since 1990.
In his message, Dr. Geingob extended his condolences to Dr. Iyambo’s wife, family, comrades and friends.