It is with shock and consternation that Cameroonians especially those involved in audiovisual received the sad news, Tuesday June 21, from South Africa, the sudden demise of Bertrand Santini, Cameraman and Producer. He was hit by a car in the Berea neighborhood, Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday June 19, 2016. According to reports from Johannesburg, he was heading to Church that Sunday when he stopped by to transfer airtime about 700meters from his home when a car hit him as he attempted to cross to the other side of the road.
Bertrand Santini was rushed to a hospital but all attempts to save his life were futile. He gave up the ghost Tuesday June 21, 2016.The owner of the car has been identified.
He barely spent seven months with the NGO African Diaspora Forum based in South Africa, where he worked before his demise. He was a renowned producer and Cameraman at Mobil Bonalouamouang , Akwa Douala. He also worked with late Tom Yoms, and other broadcast institutions such as Cauris FM .
Solomon Amabo, Cameroonian Journalist and Blogger based in South Africa writes that when he was hit, some thieves robbed him and made away with his all he had. A good Samaritan identified as Dee martin called him, Amabo, after realizing he was a friend of the victim on Facebook.His last activity on facebook was on June 18,2016 when he shared a post by TV animator Foly Dirane.
The Cameroonian Community in South Africa is mobilizing to bring the corpse of Bertrand Santini to Cameroon. Bertrand Santini leaves behind a wife, children, Journalists, producers and Cameramen to mourn him.