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NAMIBIA: Message of Condolences By President Dr Hage G. Geingob Following the Passing of President John Pompe Magufuli of the United Republic of Tanzania

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It is with utter shock and an immense sense of grief that I have learnt about the passing of our Dear Brother, His Excellency Dr John Pombe Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania. I, therefore, wish to convey our profound sympathies and condolences to the Her Excellency, the Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania, the Government, the fraternal people of the United Republic of Tanzania and the family of our dear departed Son of Africa, Dr Magufuli.The people of Tanzania and Africa as a whole have lost a distinguished statesman and visionary, who during his life exemplified the ethos of discipline and hard work. Namibia pays homage to this true servant of the people who tirelessly served with commitment and devotion as a Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister and President. He leaves behind a rich legacy of service that will be carried on for generations to come. For that, we honour his memory.I recall with fondness when I had the pleasure of hosting our Dear Brother on his State Visit to Namibia in May 2019. At the state banquet in his honour, I commented on how the cordial atmosphere of solidarity, which punctuated the mood in the banquet hall, was a reaffirmation of the bonds of friendship between the people of Namibia and Tanzania. I shall forever cherish the memories of these moments, which I shared with President Magufuli. Although he has left us, he shall never be forgotten. May our Almighty comfort his wife, Madame Janeth Magufuli, the family, the Government and the people of Tanzania. May the soul of His Excellency Dr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli rest in eternal peace.

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