Namibia’s ex-president Sam Nujoma discharged from hospital

This file photo shows Samuel Nujoma celebrates his 87th birthday celebration at the Etunda Trust Farm outside Otavi in the northern Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia, on May 14, 2016. (Xinhua/Nampa)

Sam Nujoma, Namibia’s founding president, has been discharged from hospital where he was being treated after testing positive for COVID-19, President Hage Geingob announced on Saturday.

Nujoma was discharged on Friday after spending five days in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.

“The founding president was admitted to hospital on Dec. 6, 2020, after he tested positive for COVID-19,” Geingob said, adding that he had visited the founding president twice during his hospitalisation.

Geingob also thanked the Namibian people for the support rendered during the former president’s time in hospital.