Strange tales surround Laurent Kabila's murder (AC Vol 42 No 6). The main witness, Emile Mota, then head of economics in Kabila's office, was arrested in Lubumbashi while trying to escape into Zambia. He has been in Makala gaol in Kinshasa since mid-March, on one meal a day, not allowed to wash or to see his wife. A fellow-prisoner is said to be Colonel Eddy Kapend, Kabila's aide-de-camp, supposed killer of Rachidi Rasekera, supposed killer of Kabila. Rachidi's family fled to Brazzaville within hours of President Kabila's murder.
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