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Frans Kapofi (born 25 January 1953) is a Namibian politician who has served in the Cabinet of Namibia since 1999, first as Secretary and from 2015 to 2018 as Minister of Presidential Affairs. [1][2] He was appointed Minister of Home Affairs in a cabinet reshuffle on 8 February 2018.[3]


Frans Kapofi

Minister Of Home Affairs
Assumed office
8 February 2018
PresidentHage Geingob
Preceded byPendukeni Iivula-Ithana
Minister Of Presidential Affairs
In office
21 March 2015 – 8 February 2018
PresidentHage Geingob
Preceded byAlbert Kawana
Succeeded byImmanuel Ngatjizeko
Secretary to Cabinet
In office
PresidentHifikepunye Pohamba
Hage Geingob
Government Permanent Secretary
In office
PresidentSam Nujoma
Personal details
Born (1953-01-25) 25 January 1953 (age 66)
Onaame,Ohangwena Region
NationalityNamibia Namibian
Political partyFlag of South West Africa People's Organisation.svg SWAPO
ResidenceWindhoek, Namibia
Alma materEastern and Southern African Management Institute, Naval Postgraduate School

A member of SWAPO, he is a military officer by training. Kapofi has been a Permanent Secretary for various Ministries of government since 1990 thereafter he was appointed as Cabinet Secretary from 1999 to 2014.


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  3. ^ Matthys, Donald (8 February 2018). "President reshuffles Cabinet—Vice President relieved of duties". Namibia Economist.