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Schimming-Chase leaves deep footprints in Namibia's history - Ulenga

by Staff Writer

President Hage Geingob has expressed grief over the death of Ambassador Nora Schimming-Chase who passed away on Tuesday morning.

“The President of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency, Dr. Hage G. Geingob has learned with sadness about the passing away of family friend and comrade, Ambassador Nora Schimming-Chase,” said statehouse in a statement. 

President Geingob described ambassador Schimming-Chase as a servant- leader and diplomat, who with Libertine Amathila joined as brave female freedom fighters and the late Comrade Putuse Appolus in Dar es Salam, Tanzania, in the 1960s.

“The President wished family, comrades and friends strength during this time of bereavement,” said statehouse.  

Ambassador to Germany, Ben Ulenga, has also said he was saddened by the news of the untimely passing of Schimming-Chase whom he described as a freedom fighter, rights campaigner and former member of parliament.

“Schimming-Chase leaves deep footprints in Namibia's history. She participated in the Struggle for Freedom and Independence as a member, first of Swapo, and then of Swanu. She left her country of birth at a young age and had to live in exile in various countries.”

“She contributed to the amelioration of the plight of the oppressed as staff member of the World Council of Churches in Geneva, and assisted many young Namibians to acquire an education when she worked for the Council of Churches in Namibia, CCN,” said ambassador Ulenga.

He added that she served her country and people well, and leaves a positive historical record for Namibia’s youth to emulate.

“My condolences go to her children, Essi, Afra and Kwesi, as well as to her surviving siblings and the broader family. May Her Soul Rest in Peace,” he said.