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Canada DRC: in Greater Katanga, the deputy head of the military region accused of desertion

13:05  13 july  2020
13:05  13 july  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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There is a stir - household in the army in Greater Katanga. The deputy head of the military region is placed at the disposal of the justice system for desertion. Brigadier General John Mulongo Djibwe is facing heavy penalties for refusing to join Kinshasa, as he had been asked to do since last April.

With our correspondent in Kinshasa, Kamanda Wa Kamanda Muzembe

Simple desertion, violation of instructions and refusal to obey ... operations. According to army sources, this high ranking officer, as well as his superior, had been called in for consultation in the capital.

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It was last April, after a government mission led by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Interior, a mission which was intended to shed light on the resurgence of insecurity in the Haut province -Katanga . The men in uniform were singled out. Bloody incursions by Bakata Katanga militiamen from Gideon Kyungu also took place during this period in several places in this province and in Lualaba.

For the hierarchy, the officials of the 22nd military region therefore had to come and explain themselves to Kinshasa. And only the commander had complied, while General Mulongo had preferred to remain there. An indiscipline that did not want to endorse the command of the armed forces which has just seized the military justice, explains a high ranking officer of the FARDC.

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