The Namibian presidency has said president Hage Geingob has a medical team to advise him, making it clear he is in good shape.
Presidential press secretary Alfredo Hengari issued a statement on Monday afternoon underscoring that the president has a team of doctors who recommend his next step.
“President Geingob relies on medical doctors for advice and not random lay opinions from professional fault-finders,” the statement reads.
This comes after The Namibian’s article titled Geingob advised to put his health first published on Monday.
“President Geingob has always prioritised his health and consistently urged Namibians to do so,” Hengari said.
He maintains that Geingob’s health is not in any danger.
“President Geingob is in good shape and the majority of Namibians will not fall for lies, even when repeated a thousand times,” the statement reads.
There were allegations that the president collapsed after the singing of the anthems during the Southern African Development Community Summit where he handed over the chair of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.
The president recently underwent a minor heart procedure in South Africa, but swiftly returned to office.
A week afterwards, Geingob was back in a local hospital for an almost two-day stay as part of his second follow-up.