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Thu, 14 Apr 2011 20:29 - Updated Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:47

Social Communication regrets death of journalist Muanamosi


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Late priest and journalist, Muanamosi Matumona

Luanda – The Social Communication Ministry regretted the death of priest and journalist, Muanamosi Matumona, director of Luanda-based Catholic church-run “Rádio Ecclésia” FM broadcasting station.

This is contained in a message that reached Angop on Thursday, considering the death of
Muanamosi Matumona and blow to the class and the ecclesiastic family.

“It was with deep pain that the Ministry of Social Communication learned of the death of
priest Muanamosi Matumona, on April 13, in the Hospital Militar Principal, in Luanda,” reads
the note.

In a note of condolences signed by minister Carolina Cerqueira, the Ministry says that
Muanamosi Matumona, “Rádio Ecclésia” director, ex-Jornal de Angola journalist, defended
an African philosophy, as opposed to the stand of many western and Angolan researchers.

To minister Carolina Cerqueira, priest Matumona “is exactly an example that journalism is a
profession without rigid borders, that grows richer with the presence of professionals with
training in other areas of the scientific knowledge, for what he showed – being theologian,
priest, sociologist and journalist.

This sad development impoverishes the ecclesiastic family and the Social Communication loses a person whose history was marked by his contribution to journalism, reads the message of the minister that stresses that with his demise the sector loses a professional of extreme dedication and courage, creativity and talent, whose legacy will be an incentive to the future generations of the Angolan journalism.

Muanamosi Matumona was born in northern Uige province, in 1965. He was a Catholic
priest, journalist and teacher of sociology. He read philosophy, theology, social
communication and sociology in Rome, Lisbon and Oporto. He also wrote several books,
with stress to “Jornalismo Angolano”, “História, desafios e expectativas”.