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"I Cut Lumumba into 34 Pieces" - Belgian Policeman Responsible For The Murder of Pan-African Leader

After several years of manipulation and denial, this policeman confessed on May 15, 2000. “I cut Patrice Lumumba into 34 pieces. I cut up and dissolved Lumumba's body in acid. In the middle of the African night. We started by getting drunk to have courage. We got rid of the bodies.

The hardest part was cutting them into pieces with a chainsaw before pouring acid into them. There was almost nothing left, only a few teeth. And the smell! I washed three times and I always felt dirty like a barbarian, ”he revealed.

It was on May 15, 2000 that he testified to the macabre scene of the assassination of Patrice Lumumba. Gérard Soete is one of the Belgian police officers who participated in this heinous crime on January 17, 1961 in the Belgian Congo which became Zaire and then today the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Patrice Lumumba born July 2, 1925 in Onalua, Belgian Congo, he died assassinated on January 17, 1961 near Elisabethville in Katanga. He was the Prime Minister of the Belgian Congo. He is, with Joseph Kasa-Vubu, one of the main figures of the independence of the Belgian Congo.

It was forty years after the disappearance of the pan-African leader. The testimony was revealed yesterday January 18 on his Twitter account by Fenelon Massala, journalist, senior reporter at Financial Link on the occasion of the 60th anniversary on January 17 of the death of Lumumba.

And to facilitate the crime, Belgium had relied on a Congolese, Mobutu Sessé Seko. He became President in 1965 after the difficult reign of Kasa-Vubu, of whom Lumumba was the ephemeral Prime Minister (1960-1961). A Prime Minister who was more charismatic by his emancipatory ideas and his verbose and acerbic towards Belgium.

Mobutu renamed the country Zaire which became the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after the fall of Mobutu on May 17, 1997 following a rebellion led by Laurent Désiré Kabila, father of Joseph Kabila, predecessor of Félix Tchisekedi, current President of the DRC. Mobutu died on September 7, 1997 in exile in Rabat, nearly 4 months after his overthrow.

He was atrociously eliminated by the colonial power because he wanted to free the Congo from Belgian domination. He wanted the Congo to return to the Congolese, for the country's immense wealth to benefit the Congolese and not Belgium.

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