Theo-Ben Gurirab

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Theo-Ben Gurirab
Speaker of the National Assembly
In office
20 March 2005 – 20 March 2015
PresidentHifikepunye Pohamba
Preceded byMose Penaani Tjitendero
Succeeded byPeter Katjavivi
2nd Prime Minister of Namibia
In office
28 August 2002 – 20 March 2005
PresidentSam Nujoma
Preceded byHage Geingob
Succeeded byNahas Angula
President of the United Nations General Assembly
In office
1999–2000
Preceded byDidier Opertti
Succeeded byHarri Holkeri
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
21 March 1990 – 26 August 2002
PresidentSam Nujoma
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byHidipo Hamutenya
Personal details
Born(1938-01-23)23 January 1938
Usakos, Erongo Region
Died14 July 2018(2018-07-14) (aged 80)
Windhoek
NationalityNamibian
Political partySWAPO
Spouse(s)Joan Guriras
Children2
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionTeacher

Theo-Ben Gurirab (23 January 1938[1] – 14 July 2018[2]) was a Namibian politician. He was the second Prime Minister of Namibia between 28 August 2002 to 20 March 2005. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1990 to 2002.

Gurirab was President of the United Nations General Assembly from 1999 to 2000. He was Speaker of the National Assembly from 2005 to 2015.[3][4] Gurirab retired from active politics in 2015.

Gurirab died at a Windhoek hospital on 14 July 2018., aged 80[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. September, Andre (23 January 2018). "Theo-Ben Gurirab at 80 – a personal reflection". The Namibian.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Namibia mourns liberation hero Gurirab". Southern Times. 14 July 2018.
  3. Profile at Namibian Parliament website.
  4. "Interview with: Theo-Ben Gurirab". United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library. Retrieved 9 July 2016.