Answer to this question is still awaited from the military tribunal this Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
As the story goes, Beza berist was arrested alongside her 80-year old mother, Grace Mafua Anu in Yaounde-Cameroon on August 4, 2019, according to media reports and the Government is accused of illegal arrest, detention and torture of Berist and mother.
Sources say they are supposedly arrested for crimes the Government of Cameroon believes the brothers; Chris Anu who is communication secretary of the self proclaimed interim government of Ambazonia and Field Marshal-leader of the separatist fighters in Lebialem, South West Region of Cameroon have committed against the state and in fueling the current sociopolitical crisis.
Since their arrest on August 4, their cases have been adjourned on 4 occasions and built again for the 19th of November. This leaves the public with no option than begin to believe they are prisoners just like many languishing in Cameroon’s dungeons without crimes. This, they say is Cameroon’s new strategy of arrest, detention under horrible conditions and later release at will and with no case and apology.
Berist is a widow who lost her husband few years after their marriage. She is one of cameroon’s finiest gospel artists who rose to fame after doing songs like never give up, i will testify, i am going through
Meantime, many wonder why fellow gospel artists and Christian family have been silent when such a gospel minister is behind bars
However, this accusation is not completely true. We had these reactions from her fellows
“Let Justice Prevail!
We call on the Christian community and the music ministers in Cameroon and beyond to pray for the release of our Sister Beza Berist whose where about is questionable for some days now. She deserves justice and God’s intervention.
We need her and her ministry in the church and the nations. Her children need her love and care.
Her fatherless children don’t need to go through a trauma or torture because of the disappearance of their Mother.
U can offer 1 minute prayers for her and share this post if you can”
Pastor John Neba.
“My HEART BLEEDS because of these two widows kept incommunicado in SED Yaounde by the republic of Cameroon. FREE this innocent civilians. What has an 80-year-old widow done to Paul Biya and his government? Those who planned and arrested this 80yr old innocent sick widow and the daughter will be judged by God .The cup of our tears will soon be filled in the throne of God. When it does our Father in heaven will arise triumphantly and defend his servant Beza Berist and the mother. For the Bible says touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm. I don’t have any physical weapon to fight Cameroon. My weapon of war is to open my mouth and decree and declare after adding tears in our cup in heaven. RELEASE RELEASE THESE CHILDREN OF GOD.”
Beulah Quinta Omorogbe on August 2 wrote,
“Lord Jesus, the way you delivered Peter, please deliver my
sister Beza Berist and
her mum. she is yours. Lord have mercy on Cameroon.
She is inosent.
She is harmless.
She God’s daughter.
Set her free!”
“ARRESTED, INCARCERATED AND PROSECUTED, YOU SHALL BE ELEVATED IN JESUS NAME!!!” BIJINGSI PASCAL BIMIATI
Like Oliver Twist, one continues to ask for more advocacy and mobilizations from the church to secure her release.
I must confess, I don’t know this seemingly popular Gospel artist. But after reading this piece, I realized that being Guilty by Association is becoming a real crime in our modern society.