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Geingob mourns “big tree” Omukwaniilwa Immanuel Kauluma Elifas


WINDHOEK, MARCH 26 – President Hage Geingob, Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), earlier today expressed his condolences over the passing away of Omukwaniilwa Immanuel Kauluma Elifas of the Ondonga Traditional Authority. Omukwaniilwa Kauluma,
who has presided over the Ondonga Traditional Authority since 1975, passed away today, at the age of 86.
“Our nation has lost a key figure, a man of gravity and a great unifier who dedicated his entire life to serving others. Omukwaniilwa Kauluma, a leader I
have known for decades, has been a fatherly figure, a friend, a sage, and a man of dignity. He did not only care about those who fell under his Traditional  Authority, but treated everyone with affection and compassion. I am saddened by the loss,” said Geingob

A big tree has fallen: President Hage Geingob

He added: “A big tree has fallen. But as he said, don’t’ cry for me, cry for yourselves, make peace with one another in the Ondonga Traditional Authority, and as Namibians.”

President Geingob also extended his sincere sympathies to the late leader’s wife, the children, the Ondonga Traditional Authority and the entire
Namibian nation. Funeral arrangements will be communicated accordingly, according to a statement from Statehouse. – NDN Staffer