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Philemon Malima
Director General of Namibia Intelligence Service
Assumed office
September 2015
President Hage Geingob
Preceded by Lucas Hangula
Minister of Environment and Tourism

In office
Minister of Defence

In office
Personal details
Born 9 July 1946(1946-07-09) (age 76)
South West Africa
Nationality Namibia Namibian
Political party Flag of South West Africa People's Organisation.svg SWAPO
Residence Windhoek, Namibia
Alma mater Russia Institute of Political Science, USSR (1981)
Profession Diplomat
Religion Lutheran

Philemon Malima (born 9 July 1946) is a Namibian politician and Chief of Intelligence Service of Namibia Central Intelligence Service.[1] Malima has been a member of the Cabinet of Namibia since independence in March 1990 and have served as Minister responsible for various ministries since independence.[2][3][4]

Early life, education and political career

Malima was born in Omandongo, in Onayena Oshikoto Region. He served as a member of Namibia National Assembly from 1990 to 2005, also as a Minister of Environment and Tourism (between 1997 and 2005). He was Minister of Defence in 1995 and 1997 after serving as a Deputy Minister of Defence from 1990 to 1995. Malima was educated at the Institute of Political Science in the then USSR.[5] He was a political educator, military officer and diplomat of SWAPO, specifically the Representative to the USSR between 1987 and 1989.


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