President Hage Geingob has eulogised former Namibia Central Intelligence Services (NCIS) director general Lucas Hangula as an outstanding servant, who served the Namibian nation with dedication and distinction.
Hangula, who was well-known as Fogu, died on Monday after a short illness.
“I have learned with sadness about the passing of Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Hangula. The late Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Hangula was a dedicated freedom fighter with a decorated military career, whose wise council could be called upon at all times,” Geingob said yesterday.
“Indeed, his presence will be missed and absence will be felt. I personally recall my time at the Hainyeko Training Camp in Angola, where he was the commander, where I was first introduced to the strict regime of military life. Throughout his career, as a highly disciplined cadre, Comrade Hangula has served our country with dedication and distinction in different capacities, including as inspector general of the Namibian Police Force and as director general of the Namibia Central Intelligence Services (NCIS) – and until his retirement in 2020, [he] served as advisor to the director general: NCIS. Indeed, an outstanding servant of the Namibian nation has fallen.”
Hangula served as police inspector general from 1995 to 2005 before being appointed as the spy agency’s chief in 2005 until 2015.
However, he was retained at the spy agency by President Geingob in an advisory capacity until his retirement last year.