President Tshisekedi at the last tribute ceremony to

On this anniversary of independence, the nine-day pilgrimage that marked the highlights of Patrice Lumumba’s life in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ends. His last relic, a tooth, that is, all that remains of the body of the hero of independence, has just been buried, in the presence of President Félix Tshisekedi, in the mausoleum built at the Limete exchange, on the road that leads. to Kinshasa Airport.

With our special correspondent in Kinshasa, Paulina Zidi

The ceremony took place in the presence of family and Congolese officials including President Félix Tshisekedi. His counterpart, Denis Sassou Ngusso, had crossed the river at the time, he was also there.

The important momentthis ceremony was the speech for the Lumumba family. Very strong speeches from three of Patrice Lumumba’s grandchildren. These funds were followed throughout this recovery journey, and their immersion in the Congo gave full impetus to their speeches.

“What a pleasure to meet on this symbolic day”, “It is a victorious stage in our parents’ struggle”. A speech also to speak of this third generation of Lumumba, of this youth who describe themselves as Congolese, but more generally Pan-African, “beyond ethnic and political groups”.

Félix Tshisekedi’s Speech A family talk that ended with a message from Nyema Lumumba to her grandfather, a text she wanted in response to this testamentary letter written more than 61 years ago by Patrice Lumumba just before he dies, addressed to his companion Pauline.

President Félix Tshisekedi also spoke. A speech expected because the head of state had not yet spoken since the start of this refund ten days ago.

He wished a good return to the national hero and was happy to finally be able to offer him a funeral. “It is the abolition of grief that began 61 years ago.”

The President thanked Belgium for establishing the truth about this tragic murder. “It is only with the truth and once we have established responsibility that we can move towards forgiveness, justice and final reconciliation,” the Congolese head of state concluded.

#RDC: At the feet of the changer in #Limete takes place, the most beautiful and historic of the celebration of our independence. When he scored on Thursday, June 30, 1960, he will score again this Thursday, June 30, 2022. #Lumumba, national hero who will now rest in peace.

– Patrick Muyaya (@PatrickMuyaya) June 30, 2022 ► Also read: More than 61 years after his death, the funeral of Patrice Lumumba for Independence Day

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