DRC: Famours gynecologist flee to Burundi

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By Josephine Lukoya

Dr. Denis Mukwege left of the Democratic Republic of Congo. “He is in Bujumbura (capital of Burundi) with his wife and two daughters,” said the Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, Sunday, Oct. 28.

Violently assaulted last Thursday by armed men, Dr. Denis Mukwege was “evacuated” Saturday Bukavu Burundi, according to Reynders, Sunday, Oct. 28 at the newspaper Le Soir.

“He has left (DRC) and he is in Bujumbura with his wife and two daughters. He’s accompanied by our ambassador “in Burundi, Jozef Smets has added Reynders

Speaking to Belga news agency in a telephone conversation in the morning, the famous gynecologist, Director of the Panzi hôpitale is not excluded to seek refuge in Belgium.” Reynders also assured that the Belgian Embassy in DRC would “closely monitor the investigation.”

Friday, Didier Reynders had called “the Congolese authorities to do everything in their power to ensure the safety of Dr. Mukwege to quickly introduce the perpetrators of this attack to justice.”

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