Armand Tungulu Mudiandambu throws one stone at President Kabila motorcade, he is arrested, then found dead in his cell of a presumed suicide. He alledgedly hanged himself with a piece of cloth used as a pillow. Well, if you believe that, you are then the definition of naïve in the dictionary.
I was not aware that holding cells have pillows in Africa. Africa is renowned not to give basic amenities to their prisoners until a brain storm, in the name of damage control, came up with the idea of pillow.
A man insults Sarkozy with “get lost asshole” (a mild translation) then go on with his business. A journalist flings a shoe at G. W. Bush and a deranged man breaks some of Silvio Berlusconi’s teeth. The aggressors received sentences according to the laws of the country in which it happened. None received a death penalty from a pillow.
Joseph Kabila aka “War Bus” only achievement, so far, is his appointment as the youngest president in the world, at age 29, after the assassination of this father in 2001.
His curriculum vita is full of hobbies; fashion, motorcycles, computer games and kung-fu movies. Also, he has been academically “challenged” with a cyberspace Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy from the long distance Washington International University.
Long distance learning is so convenient, a smart guy does all your work then you get the diploma.
He is so enlightened that he pulls into his government a son and a former minister of Mobutu Sese Seko; François Joseph Nzanga Mobutu Ngbangawe and Alexis Thambwe Mwamba. I have to give honor by mentioning their full names.
Kabila ‘s Army and Security force is an A to Z of atrocities. The independent media and human rights organizations are endanger species. The man behind the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy has no control over anything and he is, again, running for president in 2011. I am still looking for the completed projects of reconstruction and democratization. I can’t find them!
Armand Tungulu Mudiandambu’s death is an atrocity. Kabila re-election is another atrocity in the making.
Update: A book was thrown at president Obama. In this case the culprit was an author wanting to give a copy of his book to the president. He is an Obama supporter and meant no harm, except, instead of sending his gift by mail; he found it more appropriate to throw it at him. The man was interrogated by the Secret Service and released.
Guess what? The book thrower is still alive!
- Congo: Man who threw rocks commits suicide in jail (sfgate.com)
- Kabila critic’s ‘suicide’ doubted (bbc.co.uk)
- Analysis: Justice in doubt for Congo atrocity victims (reuters.com)