Welcome to Africanews

Please select your experience

Watch Live

News

news

Killers of U.N. investigators in DRC 'will not remain unpunished' - Kabila

Killers of U.N. investigators in DRC 'will not remain unpunished' - Kabila

Democratic Republic Of Congo

Congolese President Joseph Kabila told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that he would ensure those responsible for killing two U.N. investigators earlier this year will be punished.

“We are determined to ensure that light is shed on the exact circumstances of this crime and to ensure that this horrendous act … will not remain unpunished,” Kabila said.

Michael Sharp, an American who was coordinator of an independent sanctions monitoring group, and Zaida Catalan, a Swede, were killed in central Congo on March 12 while carrying out investigations for a report to the U.N. Security Council.

We are determined to ensure that light is shed on the exact circumstances of this crime and to ensure that this horrendous act ... will not remain unpunished.

Kabila also said the Democratic Republic of Congo was “most certainly moving toward credible, transparent and peaceful elections.”

REUTERS

View more