Slain Mozambican journo remembered

2010-11-23 09:02

kalahari.com

Maputo - Family and friends of slain Mozambican journalist Carlos Cardoso on Monday unveiled a monument in his memory on the spot where he was gunned down 10 years ago in the capital Maputo.

A group of about 150 people gathered on the Rua dos Martires da Machava, where artists read some of his poems and his son performed a song.

"We decided to transform this place to celebrate the life of Carlos Cardoso," the journalist's widow, Nina Berg, 51, told the crowd.

"We don't want to think of his death. This is where we are close to him."

One of Africa's most respected newsmen, Cardoso was killed after exposing the theft of $14m from state bank BCM on the eve of its privatisation four years earlier.

Six people were convicted of the murder. Two of them, a prominent banker and a former BCM branch manager, were also among a group of seven convicted of defrauding the bank.

Then-president Joaquim Chissano's son Nyimpine was charged with ordering Cardoso's killing, but died before the case came to trial.

The other convictions, however, gave the family closure in the case and they have moved on, Berg told journalists. She has since remarried and moved to Denmark.

An artistic presentation of tree stumps and rocks along the sidewalk form the monument, with the journalist's poems written on some of the objects.

"Cardoso was a man that did not want anything formal," his friend and well-known Mozambican writer Mia Couto told AFP.

"We kept it most simple. This is just the road reconstructed with some beauty."

Plans to commemorate the anniversary include a TV programme conceived as a "national debate" on Cardoso's work, and a revival of a play about Cardoso's life by Swedish playwright and crime writer Henning Mankell.

Read more on:    mozambique  |  southern africa  |  media
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Mind power dominates and can help you to uncover things from a deeper level, but it can also create entanglements if you let your...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.