The voice is hesitant and the English is a bit laboured. “I, Regina Mundi, Ambazonian by birth and nationality, speak today, 30 April 2022 […]. I ask everyone to join the struggle to drive the Republic [of Cameroon] out of Ambazonia”.
Kidnapped that same day in Bamenda, in the northwest province, the senator obviously did not write the text she is reading before her captors. Filmed by the Ambazonian Defence Forces (ADF), Mundi is a member of the upper house of parliament and wears the colours of the Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM, French acronym RDPC), the ruling party.
Threats of execution
In exchange for her release, the hostage-takers are demanding the coalescence of all anglophone dignitaries as well as the release of 75 people incarcerated in various prisons in the country. According to our information, they have threatened to execute the parliamentarian on 20 May,
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