Windhoek, 22 December 2018 Windhoek, 22 December 2018

The 21 Bde mounted a Battalion to perform Guard of Honour duties at Heroes Acre for the State Funeral of late Hon. Petrus Nangolo Iilonga who was laid to rest.

In his tribute speech to the former PLAN fighter, Trade Unionist, Member of Parliament, Deputy Minister, Prisoner of Robben Island, H.E. Dr. Hage Geingob, the President of the Republic of Namibia and Commander - In- Chief of the Namibian Defence Force said that it is never easy, when they are forced to accompany a comrade on his final journey, towards his eternal resting place. He added that they, will always fail to make peace with death.

"Our only consolation is that our comrade, whom we have brought here to rest among his fellow illustrious heroes and heroines, shall no longer toil in the struggle of life. We thank you, son of the Namibian soil, child of Etilyasa Village, for a life well lived, in service of your family, countrymen and women. We thank you for your dedication towards the struggle for Namibia’s independence and thank you for having endured suffering until the end, said the President.

May the soul of late Hon. Petrus Nangolo Iilonga rest in eternal peace.

21 Bde perform Guard of Honour at Heroes Acre for the State Funeral of late Hon. Petrus Nangolo Iilonga 21 Bde perform Guard of Honour at Heroes Acre for the State Funeral of late Hon. Petrus Nangolo Iilonga