PUL Open Book Of Condolence Journalist Zoegar
The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) will on Monday, November 24 open a book of condolence in memory of fallen Liberian journalist Zoegar Q. Jaynes. The book will open at 11am at the Union’s Clay Street Headquarters in Monrovia for journalists and members of the public to pay their last respect ahead of Zoegar’s final journey on Saturday, November 29. According to family sources Zoegar’s remains will be removed from the St Moses Funeral Home in Gardnersville on Saturday morning and taken to the Providence Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Funeral rites starts at 10 am and the remains will later be interred in Brewerville, outside Monrovia.
Zeogar, a career journalist, veteran sports reporter and sportsman died Thursday evening (Nov 13) in Monrovia while seeking medication at a local clinic following a sudden illness. The PUL has described Zoegar’s death as a painful blow to the Union and the journalism profession in Liberia as he was a very committed member of the journalist union.
Zoegar served two terms as Financial Secretary of the PUL, served the Grievance and Ethics as well as the Sports and Entertainment Committees of the Union, besides captaining the union’s soccer squad—the Pen Pushers. He traded his professional career at state radio ELBC and the Catholic-run Radio Varitas, mentoring scores of young journalists. Zeogar lately served as a consultant at the Ministry of Finance just before his demise.
His sudden death has shocked the Liberian media landscape, with many young journalists describing him as a role model.
Meanwhile, the PUL has announced that it will hold a memorial event in memory of all journalists who have fallen to the deadly Ebola virus, when the country is declared Ebola free. Journalist Yaya Kromah was the first casualty, followed by Alexander Koko Anderson, former employee of the Liberia Women Democracy Radio and Cassius Saye, a cameraman at Real TV. Long-time language announcer Sitonneh Wiah is the latest victim.