President Geingob confers State Funeral on Major General Nambundunga

President Geingob confers State Funeral on Major General Nambundunga
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President Hage Geingob conferred the honour of State Funeral on the late Major General (retired) Peter Nambundunga.
Nambundunga, who passed away on 14 January at the Ongwediva MediPark private hospital.
A period of national mourning will be observed from Wednesday, 23 to Saturday, 26 January, during which all national flags must be flown at half-mast.
Nambundunga will be buried at Omugulugombashe in the Omusati Region on Saturday, 26 January.
Nambundunga left Namibia in 1974 to join the liberation struggle and received his basic military training at Cassapa in 1975.
He rose through the ranks of the People’s Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN), becoming a Political Commissar and eventually being appointed PLAN Chief of Logistics and member of the Military Council.
In 1990, Nambundunga was inducted in the Namibia Defence Force (NDF) with the rank of Colonel and was appointed Chief of Staff for Logistics.
He served the Ministry of Defence and the NDF in various capacities including Deputy Army Commander (1996), Chief of Staff Personnel (1997), NDF Chief of Staff (2000), Army Commander (2005 – 2008) and Acting Chief of the Namibian Defence Force (2009 – 2011).
He also commanded the Namibian contingent in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) operations where he was also appointed as Deputy Force Commander of SADC Forces in that country.
He participated and represented Namibia with distinction in the meetings of the Joint Verification Committee which oversaw the peace process in the DRC.
After his retirement from active military service, Major General (retired) Nambundunga was appointed Special Advisor to the Governor of Ohangwena Region by former President Pohamba in 2014 and re-appointed by President Geingob in 2017, a position he held until the time of his death.
Having learned with sadness about the passing of Maj. Gen. (retired) Peter Nambundunga, President Geingob said: “Major General (retired) Nambundunga leaves behind a rich legacy of service in PLAN, and as Army Commander in the NDF.”
President Geingob extended his deepest sympathies to the family, comrades and friends.