Media Statement

30 May 2019

President Ramaphosa sends condolences to Namibia following the passing on of former Vice President Dr Iyambo

His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, extended his deepest condolences to the Republic of Namibia following the passing on of the former first Vice President, His Excellency Dr Nickey Iyambo, earlier this month, May 2019.

Furthermore, President Ramaphosa expressed his deepest sympathy to the family of Dr Nickey Iyambo at their loss. The President remarked that Dr Iyambo was a dedicated leader who served his country in various positions. In this regard, the President recalled that Dr Iyambo served as a member of the National Assembly of Namibia since 1995 as well as a Cabinet Minister.

President Ramaphosa said that the thoughts and prayers of the South African people are with the family, Government and people of Namibia during this period of mourning.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974

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