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Namibian president elect to wed his valentine

12 February 2015, 13:47

Windhoek - Namibia's president-elect Hage Geingob will marry his fiance and the country's future first lady on Saturday, Valentine's Day, five weeks before he is sworn into office.

Geingob, 73, who is the incumbent Prime Minister of Namibia and twice divorced, will exchange vows with businesswoman Monica Kalondo, who is about 30 years his junior.

"We confirm that our wedding will take place on 14 February, 2015," the future first couple said in a private statement.

"It would give us great pleasure to celebrate this special day with our vast network of family, comrades and friends but this is unfortunately not practical; there are many pressing matters competing for our attention in the first quarter of 2015 and we have been compelled to make sacrifices to ensure that our focus on national issues is not diverted from all the major events demanding our attention."

The couple said they had to limit invitations to 250 guests.

"The response to our relationship has been heart-warming and we appreciate all the love and support we have been given and we wish to sincerely apologise to anyone who may be affected by our decision as is not our intention to offend or exclude."

A local weekly broke the news of their relationship last October. Their recent engagement was also kept private.

Geingob has a daughter from his first marriage and a son and a daughter, both teenagers, from his second marriage, whom he raises "as a single father", he told journalists recently.

Kalondo has a 14-year-old son and 19-year-old daughter. She is managing director of investment company Stimulus.

Geingob will be sworn in as Namibia's third president on 21 March.



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