The General is dead

From Hamish In Auckland Mon Dec 31 2012, 08:25:00

From Mutaani

Google Translate from French.

Anger, compassion and pride. Difficult to describe the feeling of a Congolese lambda, the announcement of the assassination on December 24, General Alphonse Bikweto, commander of the training center of Kota-koli in the province of Equator. Shot on a street in Kinshasa by unidentified armed men, this officer was tipped to Staff of ground forces to organize an offensive against the rebel M23 raging in North Kivu.This murder raises concerns after the speech of President Kabila, December 15, before the assembled parliamentarians in Congress which placed the country's defense priority. How to achieve this goal if for technicians and instructors tempering generals like Bikweto, Budja Mabe Mahele and etc.. disappear without it clarifies the causes of their deaths?No, there is not that bad leaders among the officers of the Congolese army (FARDC). General Bikweto embodied the exception. His studies demonstrated: after its formation in the United States in the ranks of special forces (Rangers) of the U.S. Army, he served as an instructor in various training center in the country.Back to factsMonday, December 24. Jamaica neighborhood in the town Kintambo. It is 21 hours. General Bikweto is walk. It is the common neighbor Bandalugwa. He is walking without an escort. He usually has four. That day, the Staff has sent a bodyguard. 100 meters from his residence on Avenue Bompette, he made a stop in front of a shop / café. In front of him, an electric cabin and money changers. The area is in the dark. Handymen trying to restore the current. General observes, sitting on a plastic chair.Suddenly, three people arise and try to extort money from traders, in front of the officer. Normally, the General responds interpelant the thugs "Hey you ...

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