Samia Nkrumah the only daughter of Africa’s liberation revolutionist,Dr Kwame Nkrumah voiced out on his father’s demise and what caused his death.
Speaking on CCTV-Africa in a documentary meant to project his father’s great leadership, the former Member of Parliament for the Jomoro Constituency and Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party revealed that contrary to reports that Dr Kwame Nkrumah died of cancer, she believes he was poisoned.
“I was small at the time, I think I was 5 years old or so but messages we received from the people closer to him indicated that my father could have been poisoned.”
The above statement by Samia adds to the several controversies and conspiracy theories surrounding Ghana’s first president’s death.
Amilcar Cabral, a Guinea Bissauan poet, intellectual, political organizer, agricultural engineer, and a revolutionary, who died a few months after Nkrumah also said this about Dr. Kwame Nkrumah ‘s death.
“My views on this question will help us better understand Nkrumah’s outstanding achievement as well as the complexity of the challenges he faced, quite often all alone. Those challenges tell us that as long as imperialism exists, any independent African state must exist as a movement for taking power or it will cease to exist. Please don’t bother to tell me that Nkrumah died of throat cancer or some other illness. No, Nkrumah died from the cancer of betrayal, which we must uproot from Africa if we are serious about eliminating imperialist domination.”
Ghana’s first president lived his last days in Guinea where he became a Co-President. He died in 1972 in Budapest, Romania.