Northern traditional authorities’ chairperson Ndilimani Herman Iipumbu has described the late chief Munitenge Kisco Liswani III as a trustworthy man of dignity and a level-headed leader.
Liswani died on Wednesday.
He led the Masubia community for close to 30 years.
President Hage Geingob on Wednesday announced the death of the traditional leader.
“Our nation and the Masubia people lost a man who was committed to the unity of the Namibian people,” Geingob said in a statement.
“He lived by the motto of ‘One Namibia, One Nation’ and left a deep void in the affairs of the Masubia community and the country at large.”
The traditional authority also announced the death of the chief’s wife, Grace Liswani, on Thursday.
The late chief led the Zambezi region’s Masubia community for close to 30 years.
“We are losing too many leaders. Recently, we buried Ovaherero chief Vekuii Rukoro. It’s sad,” said the Uukwambi Traditional Authority chief.
Remembering him for his generosity and wise counsel, Iipumbu said they have lost a teacher and a hero.
“I personally had a privilege of enjoying his paternal friendship, a friendship that started with my late mentor king Immanuel Kauluma Elifas,” Iipumbu said last week.
He said the Masubia and the people of Namibia have lost a leader who was a bearer of peace, unity and prosperity for the people of Namibia.
Iipumbu said during Liswani’s leadership of the council of traditional leaders, a close relationship developed between all traditional leaders in Namibia and they remember him with great warmth.
He added that chief Liswani will be remembered for promoting and advancing the wellbeing for the people of the Zambezi region.
“He was a helper and an advisor, especially in issues pertaining to traditional authorities,” said Iipumbu.
He was expressing his condolences to the family and the Masubia community.
The NBC reported that he was buried at his home village of Ibozu Lya Nsala in Ngoma’s Katima Rural on Thursday.