(June 12, 2023) – Cameroon’s opposition leader, SDFS Ni John Fru Ndi is dead. This enigmatic opposition leader dies at the age of 87. Fru Ndi was a leading figure in the country’s political landscape for decades, and his death is a major loss for the opposition movement.
Fru Ndi was born in 1936 in the North West Region of Cameroon. He studied law at the University of Yaoundé, and after graduating, he worked as a lawyer. In 1990, he founded the Social Democratic Front (SDF), which quickly became one of the most popular opposition parties in Cameroon.
Fru Ndi was a charismatic and outspoken leader, and he quickly gained a following among Cameroonians who were frustrated with the country’s authoritarian government. He led several major protests against the government, and he was arrested and imprisoned on several occasions.
In 1992, Fru Ndi ran for president of Cameroon, but he was defeated by incumbent Paul Biya. He ran for president again in 1997, 2004, and 2011, but he was never able to defeat Biya.
Despite his political setbacks, Fru Ndi remained a popular figure among Cameroonians. He was known for his commitment to democracy and human rights, and he was a vocal critic of corruption and injustice.
Fru Ndi’s death is a major loss for Cameroon’s opposition movement. He was a tireless advocate for democracy and human rights, and he will be remembered as one of the most important figures in Cameroon’s recent history.