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DRC's Moise Katumbi in London for medical attention

DRC's Moise Katumbi in London for medical attention

Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) opposition leader, Moise Katumbi on Saturday left for Europe.

According to his relatives, Katumbi landed in London and would spend the next few days between the British capital and Germany.

He is expected to return to face justice in his country.

According to his lawyer, Georges Kapiamba, he is expected to undergo “complementary medical examinations” in specialized institutions.

However, he did not specify the nature of examinations Katumbi is to undergo but noted it is an “extension of his treatment” in South Africa.

Kapiamba has therefore not considered it useful to notify the Public Prosecutor in the capital, Kinshasa nor provide a medical certificate, of his client.

According to him, the authorization of travel issued to Katumbi by the public prosecutor, to get treated in South Africa does not prohibit him to seek for healthcare in another country if physicians demand so.

His supporters said as soon the examinations are carried out on him, he would return to the country to prove his innocence before the judge.

The 51 year-old businessman is expected to take advantage of the visit in Europe to attend political meetings.

In addition to the United Kingdom, Moise Katumbi would also visit Germany, France and Belgium.

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