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Geingob confers official funeral on Shimweefeleni

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President Hage Geingob on Thursday conferred an official funeral on the late Colonel (Rtd) David Hamunime Shimweefeleni, who died at age 81 on 25 April.A media statement issued by the Presidency said Geingob, on the recommendation of the National Honou…

President Hage Geingob on Thursday conferred an official funeral on the late Colonel (Rtd) David Hamunime Shimweefeleni, who died at age 81 on 25 April.

A media statement issued by the Presidency said Geingob, on the recommendation of the National Honours Advisory Committee and in terms of Sub-Article (8) of Article 32 of the Namibian Constitution, and under the powers vested in him by Sub-Article (3)(h) of that Article read with section 3(1) of the Conferment of National Honours Act, 2012 (Act No. 11 of 2012), conferred the official funeral in honour of Shimweefeleni, on a place and date to be agreed to by the family.

The statement added that Shimweefeleni will be remembered and celebrated as a brave freedom fighter who was a pioneer of Namibia's armed liberation struggle.

Source: Namibia Press Agency