Namibia Mourns Iconic Freedom Fighter Imprisoned With Mandela

Along with the late South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela,  Andimba Toivo ya Toivo was incarcerated on the notorious Robben Island Prison, where he was imprisoned for a period of 16 years, enduring long periodsa of solitary confinement and other forms of harsh treatment, the Namibian writes in the report on his passing on June 9. President Hage Geingob announced Monday that Toivo will be accorded a state funeral in Heroe's Acre, the memorial grounds where leaders of the liberation struggle against South African rule are buried.



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Andimba Toivo ya Toivo is seen kissing the Namibian soil upon his return in 1989. To his left is the late Swapo Party chairman David Meroro (file photo).

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