Geingob off to Cape Town
04 September 2019 | Government
President Hage Geingob will leave for South Africa today to attend the 2019 World Economic Forum on Africa. The event, which is being held in Cape Town, is taking place after days of looting and violence targeting foreigners which claimed the lives of five people. The Namibian High Commission in South Africa this week issued an advisory, urging Namibians in and around the Gauteng Province to be vigilant following a spate of looting and attacks on foreigners in Johannesburg. The South African government today denied that African leaders have pulled out of the Cape Town gathering. Reports were rife that Malawi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) would not attend the gathering because of the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Geingob is expected to address the Deloitte and Touche Business Dinner, while he will also take part in WEF plenary discussions on Thursday.