A moment of silence was observed for liberation struggle hero Hadino Hishongwa during the belated commemoration of Heroes Day at Ondangwa on Saturday.
Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs Frans Kapofi requested the audience to rise in honour of Hishongwa, who died on Friday at the age of 80.
Hishongwa served as the Swapo chief representative to the Nordic countries, West and East Africa, Swapo organiser for people returning from exile, for youth and elections and foreign secretary of the National Union of Namibian Workers.
He also served as Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport and Deputy Minister of Labour and Human Resources Development, and was a member of the National Assembly for 15 years.
Following his retirement from public office, Hishongwa went on to serve the community as senior hradman of the Omhedi District in the Oukwanyama Traditional Authority until his death.
Source: The Namibian Press Agency