former rebels appointed navy governors

Within the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a siege is imminent within the battered provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. This siege goals to place an finish to the massacres which have plagued these populations for greater than 20 years. And to attain this, President Tshisekedi determined to switch the powers of the civilian authorities to the navy authorities for a month, together with in the sector of justice. Army governors and deputy police governors had been appointed on Tuesday, Could 4. Amongst them are former rebels.

With our particular correspondent in Kinshasa, Sonia Rolley

I Ituri, President Felix Tshisekedi selected to nominate Normal Fixed Ndima. Till then, he was Deputy Chief of Normal Workers answerable for administration and logistics. He was the commander of the third protection zone protecting the 2 Kivus, Maniema and Tshopo. However he’s a former insurgent of Jean-Pierre Bemba’s MLC, quoted in a UN investigation report that the top of the operation known as “Erase the desk” in Ituri. Fighters together with the MLC had been accused of massacring and raping Nandés and Pygmies, suspected of being shut to a different rebellion. That was between 2002 and 2003. There was even speak of cannibalism. There continues to be no response from the presidency or the federal government.

“Sudda board”

MLC denies Normal Ndima’s participation in any motion in Ituri, he was not there. The earlier rebellion, which has develop into a political celebration, remembers holding a trial on Operation Delete Picture in Gbadolit in February 2003. Fixed Ndima was not one in all the 19 convicted.

Its Deputy Governor, Department Commissioner Romy Ekuka Lipopo, was one in all the heads of the Kinshasa Judicial Police, and he additionally coordinated the technical group chargeable for securing the ultimate election course of.

On the North Kivu facet, the appointed navy governor is Normal Luboya Nkashama, the previous commander of the First Protection Zone, which incorporates Kinshasa. He was additionally the commander of the thirteenth Army Area of Ecuador. He’s a former member of the RCD Goma rebellion, thought-about to be near Rwanda. RCD Goma had for a while administered this province, as has already been identified by some civil society organizations. Normal Luboya Nkashama is assisted as anticipated by a police officer. Departmental Commissioner Benjamin Alonga Boni is a former MLC, he was Deputy Normal Numbi throughout the homicide of Floribert Chebeya and Fidèle Bazana, he had testified on the trial as an easy informant, he’s one in all the final officers to have left the Directorate of Police’s Directorate on the identical day because the homicide.

In 2011, he informed the courtroom that he had seen cops with hoods from the Simba battalion, the unit accused of committing this double homicide, when he left, a lawyer for the civilian events explains. This had gotten him in bother Normal Numbi, provides one in all the cops who testified about RFI.

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