Douala, 29 April, 2020 / 3:15 am (ACI Africa).
A Cameroonian Archbishop known for his practice of herbalism is receiving unprecedented public attention in his country, including being sought after by mainstream media in the Central African nation over COVID-19 intervention. Here is why.
In the last couple of days, Archbishop Samuel Kleda has been given extensive media visibility in Cameroon with regard to his administering of herbal medicine to COVID-19 patients, including interviews with State-owned media outlets that have largely ignored him in the past following his stance on good governance, transparent elections and the defense of the poor and downtrodden.
Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese who has practiced herbalism for over 30 years announced Saturday, April 25 that some staff of the Diocesan health services who tested positive for the COVID-19 pandemic recovered after taking the herbal medicine he came up with and offered to them free of charge.
Since then, a number of media outlets in the country have sought after him, giving the 61-year-old Prelate unprecedented media visibility.
On April 25, government-owned Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV) interviewed the Archbishop during its Primetime news, hailing him for bringing hope to patients of COVID-19 and terming his herbal medicine "a great contribution in the fight against the pandemic."