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Congo opposition spokesman’s death ruled a suicide

Congo opposition spokesman’s death ruled a suicide

A prosecutor in the Democratic Republic of Congo said that the death of a former minister and opposition party member last year has been ruled as suicide. The news of Cherubin Okende's death prompted small anti-government protests in Kinshasa last year, with demonstrators saying it was an assassination. A spokesperson for his party called Thursday's ruling "absurd". Okende, a former transport minister who was also a member of parliament and spokesman for the Ensemble pour la Republique party, was found dead in his car in July. "According to the results of the investigations, Cherubin Okende committed suicide," Firmin Mvonde Mambu, prosecutor general…
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