Deputies are demanding that Mobutu Sese Seko’s body be returned

After the remains of Etienne Tshisekedi and Patrice Emery Lumumba were repatriated to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in June 2019, it is time to take back the body of former President Mobutu Sese Seko, deputies say. The former dictator king of Zaire was buried in Morocco in 1997 where he went into exile after the entry of AFDL troops, Laurent-Désiré Kabila.

Twenty-five years after Laurent-Désiré Kabila’s death, a group of deputies met in Kinshasa on Friday, July 15, to initiate political measures to seize power on the spot to repatriate the man who had spent 32 years in power. .

“What Mobutu did for this country, he [Mobutu] is so far not equal. First with the problem of peace in the East. The longest war Mobutu knew was where 80 days of war and he was ready to negotiate everything for peace. Since his death, there is no peace in the East. If the attempts at Balkanisation today do not succeed, it is because Mobutu succeeded in forcing the Congolese and making them understand that they belonged to a single nation, “Vice President Willy Bolio Emina explained to our Kinshasa correspondent. Pascal Mulegwhas.

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“The approach must be institutionalized and we must start somewhere, which is why we have created a collective of deputies who will reserve the primary of our motivations for the president of the National Assembly, the belt with which we will reach the president. The republic that had promised, 2019, repatriation of Mobutu’s body. This should not remain an unrealizable promise. You know, you can eat well in a dream but when you wake up you remain hungry because the meal in a dream is not a real meal. And so we wait for the concrete so that the remains of Marshal Mobutu return to the country, he adds.

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