Samuel Waziz

The reporter forChillen Muzik Television (CMTV) located in Buea, the capital of the southwest region, was found dead at a military hospital, according the Syndicat national des journalistes camerounais (SNJC).

News of Waziz’s death was also announced by Equinoxe TV, a privately-owned channel which quoted sources it described as close to military command as saying that the journalist had died during a transfer to the Yaounde, the nation’s capital city, at an unknown date, the AFP reported.

Waziz was arrested on 2 August 2019 for criticism of the government’s handling of a separatism movement which broke out in the region in October 2017. He was initially detained at the police station in Buea, before being taken to an undisclosed location and was never seen again.  His death was reportedly due to repeated torture during his detention.