Hundreds Paid Their Last Respect To Fallen Liberian Journalist, Mamadee Diakite, As Mourners Troop Behind His Casket To His Final Resting Place

Casket bearing the remains of Mamadee Diakite being held up my mourners
Casket bearing the remains of Mamadee Diakite being held up my mourners

Hundreds of mourners, Sympathizers and the presidency of Liberia including hundreds of Liberians journalists yesterday paid their last respect to one of Liberia’s most respectable Liberian Journalist and talkshow, Mamadee Diakite  who played his role objectively prior to his demise was finally laid to rest at the Sinkor Old Road grave site.

Liberia's Information Minister, Lenn Eugene Nagbe was at the funeral
Liberia’s Information Minister, Lenn Eugene Nagbe was at the funeral

At the headquarter of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) on Clay street hundreds of mourners, sympathizers, including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, members of the Press Union of Liberia yesterday signed the book of condolence for the fallen Liberian journalist as others who was his admirers and said he advocating for their rights publicly broke into tears as they signed the book of condolence including a widow of a Lebanese businessman, Mrs. Hage.

Mourners at the Mosque paying their last respect to Mamadee Diakite
Mourners at the Mosque paying their last respect to Mamadee Diakite

Following the signing of the book of condolence at the PUL, hundreds of mourners including sympathizers, officials of the Liberian Government, members of the Press Union of Liberia, and other foreign visitors who knew the fallen Liberian journalist trooped to the grounds of the Newport Mosque    where others were there to see the final home going of this fallen and most admired Liberian talkshow host.

Dr. H. Boama Fahnbulleh paying his tribute to the late Diakite
Dr. H. Boama Fahnbulleh paying his tribute to the late Diakite

Dozens of both the Print and electronic journalists were also there to give their fallen colleagues befitting funeral as others who were very closed to him bitterly wept despite of the down poured of rains covering their well attended funeral at the funeral.

Members of the Liberian Media Stakeholders at the funeral
Members of the Liberian Media Stakeholders at the funeral

The mother of the diseased who was in Guinea was brought in prior to the funeral via a chartered  airplane through the sponsorship of the Liberian leader was also at the funeral weeping bitterly which also compelled other mourners to shared tears as the casket of the remains was being put on the vehicle for his final rest.

Dr. Lawrence Bropleh, former Information Minister
Dr. Lawrence Bropleh, former Information Minister

Several radio stations since the demise of Mr. Diakite have been made available airtimes for people to pay tribute to the fallen talkshow host who was also a law school graduate.

Mr. John Davies, President of LBDI at the funeral
Mr. John Davies, President of LBDI at the funeral

Mamadee Diakite will forever be remembered for his services prior to his death. He mourn the death of three children, wife and several relatives.

An Islamic Prelate at the funeral
An Islamic Prelate at the funeral
Ambulance carrying the remains of Diakite
Ambulance carrying the remains of Diakite
Mr. Lamina Warity, former Information Minister
Mr. Lamina Warity, former Information Minister
Journalists at the funeral
Journalists at the funeral (Photos Credit – Ansu Konneh
Another scene from the funeral; Mr. AB Kromah and others
Another scene from the funeral; Mr. AB Kromah and others

 

 

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists.