Assassination of Martinez Zogo: Journalists' Union unveils new directives, eight days on...

The Cameroon Journalists' Trade Union (CJTU) has made public a decision giving new directives on actions to be taken moving forward following the delay in action relating to the murder of Yaoundé based radio broadcaster Martinez Zogo. The directives published on Sunday 29 January 2023 declares Wednesday as a mourning day from now henceforth, regrets delay in previous investigations concerning Ngota, Koum and Wazizi, promises to meet regional authorities amongst others. 
Here is the complete release signed by the unions Secretary General Hilaire HAMEKOUE 


 The Cameroon Journalists' Trade Union (CJTU) has expressed indignation following  the diversed reactions that invaded the newsrooms and friends of the media on Wednesday January 25, 2023. CJTU thanks all her members for the mobilization and sense of responsibility and invites them to always be ready for such directives. 
 The Union's Coordination Committee meeting on January 28, 2023 took the following decisions:

 1 CJTU notes with regret and bitterness that on the 7th day of the death of Martinez Zogo no official information on the investigation has been made public.

 2- We ask the Attorney General at the Court of the Center Region, with the prosecutors of Mfoundi and Mfou to work certainly in serenity but with speed so that justice is done for the biological, professional and the media family. 

 3- CJTU cannot understand why the investigation is stalling.  The investigation should not stall because the Press and the people are thirsty for the truth after Bibi NGOTA, Jules Koum Koum and Samuel Wazizi.

 4- CJTU shall maintain the pressure until the perpetrators and sponsors of this horror have been identified, arrested and charged. 

 5. Wednesday shall be day of mourning in the press.  All workers are expected to dress in black for mourning.
Marion Obam, CJTU National President 

 3. On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, media workers at the level of each chapter shall meet and go to the governor's office to deliver the position statement of CJTU  because journalists are in danger and seek the effective protection of the State  .

CJTU calls on: the International Community, the association of Press Unions in Central Africa (USYPAC), the African Federation of Journalists (FAJ), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the Confederation of Autonomous Trade Unions of Cameroon (CSAC) remain united in these claims and actions to bring out the truth.

 May the solidarity of all be the guarantee of everyone's safety! 

 Douala on January 29, 2023

 For the Union's Coordination Committee 

 General secretary.