Wednesday 7 December 2016

Lumumba's many lovers

Published 22/09/2002 | 00:11

THE author who uncovered compelling evidence of Belgian involvement in the assassination of African leader Patrice Lumumba says the former Congolese prime minister was married three times and had a number of lovers during his turbulent political career.

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Ludo De Witte, based in Belgium, said the claims made by a Dublin-based man that he's the illegitimate son of the African Nationalist leader could well be true given the events, and the relaxed mores in the Congo at that time.

Last weekend Francois Lumumba disputed the claims made by Kongole Lumumba, based in South Dublin, that they are half-brothers. Francois said it was "not a possibility that my father had children with any woman other than my mother".

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