21, December 2016
International tennis star Yannick Noah has lashed out at the Cameroon Radio and Television for announcing that his 79 year old dad had died. Cameroon state media reported around 8:30 am today Wednesday, December 21, 2016 that Zacharie Noah had passed away in a Yaoundé hospital.
The Noah family registered a protest observing that “Zack is very sick. All his children have been in the country for two weeks now and even though he has problem talking, he has not breathed his last.” Zacharie Noah is a former defender of French football club, Paris Saint-Germain and successfully built an empire of sports heroes including Joakim Noah, the basketball player (seen today with his dad on a wheel chair) and Yannick Noah. CRTV that was visibly in a hurry to announce the “scoop” also quickly returned and correct the false information .
By Ebong Kingsley