The leader of the Coffin Revolution clocks plus one this Sunday, August 18, 2019.
Sources say he suffered physical and moral tortures since his extraction from the Kondengui Central Prison last July 22, 2019 to a secret detention facility following a mutiny at the detention facility.
Mancho and other Anglophone inmates had staged a protest calling for the release of all those arrested.
On May 25, 2018, Mancho Bibixy, a broadcaster for the private radio station Abakwa FM in Bamenda, was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment on anti-state charges by a military court in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Mancho was found guilty of terrorism, secession, hostility to the fatherland, spreading false information, revolution, insurrection, rebellion, and contempt for civil servants.
He stood trial after he was arrested in Bamenda on January 19, 2017.
The freedom fighter says he strongly believes children in the troubled North West and South West regions must be protected and allowed to resume school.
In an audio release last month titled “Ndamba Na Sense”, he said preventing children from going to schools plus educating children out of Anglophone Cameroon is a huge loss for the people of North West and South West regions. He called on activists to alter the strategy of the struggle, by allowing kids to go to school while the battle to restore the Anglophone heritage and land continues.
Mancho’s birthday message to Ambazonian activists:
Today August 18, I celebrate a 3rd birthday in jail.2017,2018 n 2019.Many who came behind me and with even bigger charges have been released. I remember ignoring many calls to escape arrest. Even security officials offered to help me escape but I refused.After the arrest of comrades Balla n Fontem,I got over 200 calls n text telling me to escape.on the night of my arrest I was informed they were coming. I chose to stay n be arrested for your sake.
In court I told them to sentence me to death n free my brothers. I have turned down several offers which do not improve the lives of my people. I would have left prison since 2017 if I wanted to leave my brothers behind. I have always put the people first. I remember attending my first SCNC meeting as a college kid in 1999.We later formed the Anglo Saxon youth higher council.Slowly,I can celebrate 20yrs fighting for my people.
It’s been a rough jouney. Every detention center in Bamenda has either summoned or jailed me.Ive slept in 5 detention centers in Yaounde.The recent kidnap to GSO made me almost give up.While I encouraged the others to be strong,I was feeling that the Lord could call it off as the pain became unbearable.
I remember kneeling n praying before going out on 21 Nov 2016. I remember telling God,if it’s necessary let me be killed.That is why you saw me moving towards bullets when everyone pulled back. I have had several chances to travel abroad but gave them to others, for me, the fight is back home.
I am proud of my people.In our minority we have put up a big fight against Injustice.The forces of evil will use violence yet unseen to make us give up. you must never give up.Never.
As we move on,we must take off time to evaluate n re-strategise.We must also know when to retreat when necessary n when to bounce back.
We must tolerate each other.When you disagree on tactics n policy with others,it doesn’t mean others are compromised. we will never reason the same in tactics but we are United in purpose.lets tolerate each other and disagree to agree.
We must start examining the demerits of the social media on the struggle n make adjustments.
The diaspora has been wonderful.If not for the disunity amongst them,we would have moved miles ahead. I still wonder what makes unity so difficult amongst people we thought were the most educated.
We have taken several measures that only increase pain n suffering on our people.Our struggle must be people friend.Each day, the people must see n feel why we fight for them.Our strength lies in the support of our people.They must never doubt if the struggle is for their good.
The road may be long and bumpy but we are ready to walk it.
Mimi Mefo info