General News of 2014-01-19

I suffered jealousy-driven vicious insults, backstabbing – Komla

BBC World TV Broadcaster Komla Afeke Dumor, days before his death, confessed to a few friends that he suffered a lot of “jealousy driven vicious insults and backstabbing from petty people” at the BBC “without replying” any of them.

Komla died from a heart attack on Saturday at his home in London.

Shortly before his death, Komla lamented on social media about how he endured a lot of abuse from some colleagues at the BBC but pressed on without giving much thought to their insults.

Komla also said he remained focused and steadfast in his job despite being plagued by intermittent ailments, exhaustion and other health problems.

Below is the full unedited message that Komla Afeke Dumor wrote on social media barely a week before his passing

God has been very good to me. Last year I experienced a lot of illness. My BP nearly gave me a stroke but I trod on. Waking up at 2am and heading to work. Exhausted sometimes..aching in my body and soul…mentally and emotionally drained, but I kept going.

I smiled for the camera..I volunteered for extra shifts..I showed respect to my colleagues from directors to security guards..I took a lot of jealousy driven vicious insults and backstabbing from petty people without reply..

I remain silent in my personal strife and misery..I kept smiling and pushing on to present better and to engage with my audience and increase my following..long days and frustrating times but I kept going..but I kept going..through the west gate mall coverage through the mandela funeral..even when illness had me collapsing, I my boss, the head of Television called me for a one minute meeting..he said komla we have decided to make you the anchor presenter for our coverage of the world cup in Brazil..we shook hands and I left.

I looked to the sky and said thank you Lord for reminding that you are on my side.. The enemy will be scattered. Selah! Selah! Praise Him.. tomorrow is another day.

Source: radioxyzonline
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