Vice-President of Namibia

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Vice-President of the
Republic of Namibia
Nangolo Mbumba
since 8 February 2018
AppointerPresident of Namibia
Term length5 years
Inaugural holderNickey Iyambo
Formation21 March 2015
Salary87,789 USD annually[1][2]

The vice-president of Namibia serves as the acting President of Namibia when the President is outside the country's borders, unable to fulfill the duties of the office, or when the Presidency is vacant. The Vice-President is also a member of the National Assembly and the Cabinet. The Vice-President is constitutionally required to 'assist the President in the execution of the functions of government,' and may be assigned any government portfolio by presidential proclamation.

The position of Vice-President was established in 2014 along with several other constitutional amendments. The position is controversial due to its unclear portfolio.[3] Nickey Iyambo served as the first Vice-President of Namibia from 2015 to 2018. The current Vice-President, appointed by President Hage Geingob is Nangolo Mbumba.


Political parties

List of officeholders[edit]

No. Portrait Name
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Nickey Iyambo
21 March 2015 8 February 2018 2 years, 324 days SWAPO
2 Nangolo Mbumba
(born 1941)
8 February 2018 Incumbent 5 years, 229 days SWAPO

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "VP earns 15% more than PM". 3 March 2016.
  2. ^ "The highest and lowest paid African presidents - Business Daily". Business Daily. 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ Angula, Sonja (21 July 2016). "VP post 'unnecessary' - analysts". Windhoek Observer.

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