testimony of Normal Jean-Claude Kabey Yav

Within the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the dwelling extends within the trial of loss of life on February 28, 2020 towards Main Normal Delphin Kahimbi, former head of army intelligence. The Kinshasa-Gombe tribunal, which sat on an amusement park in Makala Central Jail, confronted Military Quantity Two and different officers with the widow, Brenda Okale, accused of murdering her husband, who was near former President Joseph Kabila.

as reported from Kinshasa, Pascal Mulegwa

His officers’ uniforms slipped, his berets on his left shoulder in entrance of the court docket, Lieutenant Normal Jean-Claude Kabey Yav, the military’s deputy chief of workers, was heard.

Delphin Kahimbi, the day earlier than his loss of life, was involved with this officer, a longtime “pal” who explains that the pinnacle of the intelligence service’s frame of mind “was not regular or peaceable, he was very upset and threatening”. On that day, Delphin Kahimbi had simply been positioned beneath home arrest. In accordance with Normal Yav, his pal even threatened to kill himself. In accordance with this common, who spoke with widow Brenda Okale, his pal hung himself with a rope, which has by no means been discovered.

This rope, the official defined, however the widow saved it the day after her husband’s loss of life. Confronted with this senior officer, the widow denied every thing and warranted that she had by no means made these feedback. Serge Mashukano, the motive force of Normal Kahimbi, goes in the identical route and makes positive that, opposite to the post-mortem report, there have been no traces of strangulation on the sufferer’s physique. “I used to be the one who took him to the hospital,” “he was nonetheless respiration,” he mentioned.

Regardless of the vagueness, the court docket thought of that it was sufficiently knowledgeable after these two hearings. The case was postponed till Could 27 for submissions, the penultimate step earlier than the decision.

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