Guest Contributor | May 20, 2019 | 0
Geingob – Man of the Hour
To honour Namibia’s 26th year of independence and one year since President Hage Geingob took office to become Namibia’s third democratically elected president, Zambezi Magic (DStv Channel 160) will air the documentary Geingob – Man of the Hour on 25 March at 20:30.
The documentary looks at the life of Dr. Geingob as a Namibian liberation hero, he takes his family back to the farm he was born and talks of his life as a young boy living on a white owned farm in the then South West Africa. It also describes how Dr. Geingob escaped into exile to gain a better education, his journey a he become an active player in the fight for freedom and ultimately his return to Namibia after more than 20 years in exile. Geingob – Man of the Hour also illustrates the part Dr. Geingob played in Namibia’s first ever democratic elections which took place in 1989 as well as his significant role in the drafting of the Namibian Constitution.
The documentary which was produced just after his overwhelming win in the national elections of 2014, also looks at the issues facing the country at the time just before his swearing in, including the sensitive issues around land distribution in Namibia. Some of the interviewees in the documentary film includes Namibia’s Founding President Dr. Sam Nujoma, former President Hifikepunye Pohamba as well as Dr. Geingob’s wife and now First Lady Monica Geingos.