President Geingob congratulates South Africa on 26th anniversary of freedom

President Geingob congratulates South Africa on 26th anniversary of freedom

President Hage Geingob has congratulated South Africa on that country's 26th anniversary of freedom.
In his message, President Geingob, expressed confidence, that the two countries will overcome the COVID-19 pandemic through resilience and ingenuity.
This is contained in a letter which he sent to his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa.
President Geingob said the day is being observed against the backdrop of COVID-19, one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today.
However, just as the two countries endured and ultimately defeated colonialism and apartheid rule, President Geingob expressed confidence that the two nations would defeat the pandemic, nurtured by the spirit of Pan-Africanism.
As the southern neighbour marks its 26th anniversary of freedom, Geingob said he looks forward to consolidating bilateral cooperation and bonds of friendship which exist between the two countries.
27 April is Freedom Day, celebrating the first post-apartheid elections held in 1994.
It was the first non-racial national elections, which saw the African National Congress voted into power, and Nelson Mandela inaugurated as the first black President of South Africa.