Prof. Tazoacha Asonganyi, the late professor of Biochemistry will begin his final journey on Friday July 22, when his corpse will be removed from the Yaounde General Hospital Mortuary at 9am.

 Prof. Tazoacha Asonganyi the legendary critic of Cameroon authorities, died in Yaounde on Sunday July 3, after battling with a cancer infection. This academic hero will be buried in his native Fontem in Lebialem Division, South West Region, on Saturday July 23, a tentative funeral programme states.

From the mortuary, Asonganyi’s corpse will be taken to the campus of the University of Yaounde I, where until his demise, he served as lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. At the university, academic honours will be paid to the fallen professor.

Going by the tentative programme, a requiem mass for Asonganyi will take place same Friday at 2pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church Mvog Ada. From the church, the deceased corpse shall be transported to the Lebang Cultural Hall at Ecole de Poste for wake keep. The wake keep shall culminate in the departure from Yaounde to Fontem.

On Saturday July 23, Asonganyi’s corpse is expected to arrive Fontem where it will be interred at his family compound behind Seat of Wisdom College. A traditional ‘cry die’ will follow immediately after the burial.

Thousands of Asonganyi’s fans, colleagues, past and present students, friends, family members and well wishes are already mobilizing to bid farewell to the “fallen hero” whom many have described as a “baobab.” We were hinted that John Fru Ndi, SDF National Chairman will be heading a delegation to their former comrade’s funeral.

A father of four – two boys and two girls, Asonganyi hailed from Lebialem Division in the South West. He obtained a PhD in Biochemistry in 1980 from the University of London and for the past 30 years of his life, lectured and trained medical doctors at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (formerly CUSS) of the University of Yaounde I.

Farewell !! Farewell our beloved Professor. You gave life your best, impacted so many lives and your political opinions  will live on.


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