Cameroon Journalists Promise hard times for Government over Colleague’s Killing


Journalists in Cameroon say they will maintain pressure on the government until justice is obtained for their colleague, Samuel Wazizi who reportedly died at a Yaoundé Military Hospital on Tuesday.

The TV broadcaster had been held incommunicado for 300 days, following his arrest in Buea last year, and his eventual transfer to Yaounde.

Speaking Thursday shortly after a meeting with South West Governor, Okalia Bilaii, the president of the Cameroon chapter of Commonwealth Journalists Association, Chief Nkemayang Paul said the Governor couldn’t account for the whereabouts of the journalist, and that answers can only be provided in Yaounde where Wazizi was transferred to.

“We must not relent on this issue,” Nkemanyang said. “We must find out whether Wazizi is truly dead, and if he is dead, where is Wazizi’s corps,” Nkemanyang said, as he underscored the determination of the nation’s journalists not to allow yet another death of a journalist go unaccounted for.