WINDHOEK: President Hifikepunye Pohamba has declared a three-day mourning period in honour of the late Dr Abraham Iyambo, who died while on official duty in London in the United Kingdom on Saturday.
The mourning period will be marked by the flying of the national flag at half-mast.
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology Permanent Secretary Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana announced at a media briefing here today that flags are being flown at half-mast from this morning until Saturday.
He also announced that the late Minister of Education’s remains will be arriving in the capital from London this evening.
Iyambo will be accorded a State funeral and will be laid to rest at the Gammams cemetry, formerly known as the Pionierspark cemetery, in the capital on Saturday.
Ua-ndjarakana said Dr Iyambo will be accorded all honours, including a 17-gun salute during the lowering of the coffin.