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The former mayor of Windhoek who also attended to war combatants Bjorn von Finkenstein, has died.

Von Finkenstein died on Friday in Windhoek. He was 63.

Von Finckenstein was the Windhoek mayor from 1995 to 1998.

President Hage Geingob described Von Finkenstein as a comrade who provided medical treatment to returnees from exile.

In his message, Geingob said he had learned with sadness about the passing of the first Swapo mayor for Windhoek.

“When we returned from exile, as a Swapo member, he provided us with medical treatment, for which we shall be grateful. 

“Indeed, our nation and the Swapo Party lost a talented and dynamic leader who played a vital role in shaping the trajectory of the City of Windhoek and the development of its residents. 

“His passing is indeed more devastating and difficult for all of us to accept because he passed away at an age when he could still contribute to the development of our country. As a nation, we shall draw strength and inspiration from his exceptional contributions in favour of a better City,” Geingob said.

The President said the nation should draw strength and inspiration from Von Finkestein’s exceptional contributions in favour of a better City.

“On behalf of the people and the Government of the Republic of Namibia, I wish to extend sincere condolences to his wife, Christine, the children, the entire family, comrades and friends.”


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