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Cameroon – Gérard Kuissu Mephou: Journalist says Rigobert Song should shut up, he’s no more Cameroonian than the Eseka victims

The journalist and actor of the Civil Society does not appreciate the clatter organized around the return to Cameroon of Rigobert Song. Victim of a stroke in October, the former captain of the Indomitable Lions, spent several months receiving treatment at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris, France.

After spending several months in hospital at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris, France, the former captain of the Indomitable Lions, Rigobert Song, returned to Cameroon on Saturday, 1 April 2017. The former Lens player who suffered a stroke at the beginning of October 2016, showed an impressive form when he was welcomed at the international airport of Yaounde Nsimalen by a huge crowd in jubilation. Rigobert Song did not fail in his first interview to thank the public for the great support to him, but especially the head of state, Paul Biya and his wife who “took all the burdens to be able to save my life “.

But the many statements made a few days ago by the one who was up to this heart attack, coach of the A’ indomitable Lions obviously did not please some of his compatriots. Many Cameroonians, for example, did not like that he thanked the presidential couple so outrageously, while the money disbursed for his care is the fruit of the work of the Cameroonian taxpayers. For Gérard Kuissu Mephou, for example, “the decency and respect of the taxpayer would have ordered him to close his mouth“. For this journalist and actor of the civil society, Rigobert Song represents nothing in front of “tons of Cameroonians who die for lack of care“. “Many people die from stroke because of a lack of competent hospitals. We still remember Roland Mambou and Françoise Foning dead while waiting for a medical plane. Yes Rigo you are no more Cameroonian than the dead of Eseka for whom one could not lay a report. You’re no more Cameroonian than Koumatekel and all those people who lack care, respect and so on. When one is privileged one is humble. We are discreet, “he indignantly said in a publication on his facebook account.

He is all the more remarkable as he wonders whether after his entire career, Song was unable to take care of himself at his own expense. The former Managing Director of ABK Television believes Song is now accountable to the public and could easily be manipulated. But to keep his dignity, he advises him to use his aura to raise money to build a hospital for stroke. Or simply decide with his fans to offer decent beds at the central hospital of the city of Yaounde.

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