Former Vice President Nickey Iyambo has died

Former Vice President Nickey Iyambo has died
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Former Vice President, Dr Nickey Iyambo has died. He was 82.
President Hage Geingob early on Sunday announced the death of the retired veteran politician and struggle stalwart. He died at home in Windhoek in the early hours of Sunday 19 May. Iyambo leaves his wife Johanna and three children.
"I announce with sadness the passing of my father, mentor, friend and comrade Dr Nickey Iyambo, former Vice-President of the Republic of Namibia. Dr Iyambo, who passed away this morning, leaves behind a rich legacy of loyal service to the Namibian people. The nation has lost a freedom fighter and a leader with deep humane values. Condolences to his wife and family," said President Geingob in a statement.
Iyambo was Namibia's first Vice President from 2015 until his resignation in February 2018. A member of SWAPO, Iyambo has been a member of the Cabinet of Namibia since independence in March 1990.
He was the Minister of Health and Social Services from 1990 to 1996, Minister of Regional and Local Government and Housing from 1996 to 2002, Minister of Mines and Energy from 2002 to 2005, Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry from 2005 to 2008, Minister of Safety and Security from 2008 to 2010, and Minister of Veterans' Affairs since 2010.
He retired as Vice President due to poor health in 2018.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.