Hage Geingob Sworn In As Namibia's President

Namibia’s new President Hage Geingob has been inaugurated as the country’s third President since independence.

A  military parade was held to symbolise change, the handing over of the reins of power and honouring the third Namibian president.

Geingob was sworn-in as Commander in Chief of Namibia’s Defence Force.

Geingob is credited for being one of the architects of the country’s constitution.

He swept through the polls garnering over 80% of the votes in Namibia.

Geingob says: “I thank the people of Namibia for having given me a clear mandate so that today I can stand in front of the whole world to take this oath. I take this oath on behalf of all Namibians and promise to serve all people without exception.”

Namibia also celebrated 25 years of independence. The country has borne the brunt of colonialism and apartheid.

Several heads of states attended Namibia’s ceremony.

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, former President Thabo Mbeki and the AU’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma were among the dignitaries.  

Zimbabwe,s President Robert Mugabe who has been his country’s leader for the last 35 years also attended.

 

SABC