On 19th October, the Head of State, H. E .Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and his wife, Constancia Mangue de Obiang, attended a requiem mass for the former Vice-rector of Equatorial Guinea National University, Trinidad Morgades Besari, who passed away on 10th October. The mass was celebrated by the Archbishop of Malabo, and began at 12.00, with the arrival of the coffin and its installation in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Malabo.
The President of the Republic attended this final farewell ceremony, as the first academic and creator of the UNGE, the academic institution of which the defunct was appointed vice-rector in 2005.
The prelate Juan Nsue Edjang said mass, which was also attended by members of the Equatoguinean Academy for the Spanish Language, led by its president, Agustin Nze Nfumu, those from the UNGE and the Magnificent Rector, Filiberto Ntutumu Nguema, among other figures, such as the President of the Constitutional Court, the Ombudsman, family members, friends and acquaintances of Trinidad Morgades Besari.
The Equatoguinean author was born on 24th April, 1931, in what was then Spanish Guinea. During her life, she held numerous positions, such as UNED General Secretary, and the Science and Technology Research Council-CICTE, in 1986 and 1988; Director of the National Agriculture School-ENA; Director of the national newspaper El Correo and president of the Equatorial Guinea Press Association-ASOPGE, from 2000-2003. She was named Vice-rector of the UNGE in 2005, and in 2009 was elected member of the Spanish Royal Academy. In 2015 she was member number 7 of the Equatoguinean Academy of the Spanish Language.
Following the mass, the lifeless body of Trinidad Morgades was taken to the Ela Nguema municipal cemetery, for burial.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea