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Fear as Congolese ex-label leader refuses new appointment in Kivu

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By Josephine Lukoya and agencies

newsdesk@greatlakesvoice.com

 

Goma, DRC-Colonel Zebulon was named, Friday, Aug. 19, as a police commander in charge sanitation and disaster in Goma, North Kivu, refused to join his new assignment. He preferred to camp with his men Lushebere, 6 km from Masisi-center. RDC security sources say.

Sources in Masisi have confirmed that several vehicles carrying goods were blocked Tuesday, August 23, at the road block mounted by the men of Zebulon.

The latter would be required to payment a fee of $ 50 for truckers and motorcyclists in 1000 Congolese Francs (about 1.1 USD) to cross the road blocks.

As a reminder, the inhabitants of Masisi expressed for three days, from August 11 to 13, against the appointment of Colonel Zabuloni, a former Mai Mai militia leader, as commander of the police to Masisi.

Other sources indicate that some people in Masisi are supporting Zabuloni.

Sunday, August 21, hundreds of them sent a memo to the governor of North Kivu Julien Paluku to express their support for Zabuloni. In turn, the police officials in Goma say that steps are initiated to find a peaceful solution to this problem.

Colonel Gilbert Kalika, a former deputy commander of the police in Masisi, has been transferred to the northern part of the province of North Kivu. He was replaced by Colonel Erick Ntereza who held the same function in Walikale.

Thursday, August 18, panic has gripped the population in Masisi in the announcement of the arrival of Zebulon in the area.

These men had blocked the road Mushaki all morning, according to sources there.

Recalled by the hierarchy of the police in Goma and appointed commander of the police and sanitation calamity, Colonel Zabuloni still refuses the appointment.

 

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