DRC: the mysterious death of General Delphin Kahimbi
General Delphin Kahimbi near Goma in October 2008. AFP PHOTO / Walter ASTRADA
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General Delphin Kahimbi was found dead at his Kinshasa home on Friday morning. An investigation is underway, says an army officer. The chief of military intelligence had been summoned several times in recent days to answer several accusations.
According to his wife, General Delphin Kahimbi suffered a heart attack in the morning at his home. " The time to leave the room for a little while, I found him slumped, " says Brendha Kahimbi. All attempts at resuscitation were unsuccessful, the wife continued. General Kahimbi was taken to the hospital and died. Could he have committed suicide?
According to his relatives, an investigation has been opened to determine the real causes of death. Chief of military intelligence, General Delphin Kahimbi has been summoned several times in recent days to answer several accusations: links with armed groups, attempted destabilization ...
According to sources in the presidency of the chancelleries, he had even been suspended . The army spokesman admitted that an investigation had been opened into the allegations concerning him. A week ago, the general was prevented from traveling to South Africa to, he said, seek medical treatment there.
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