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DR Congo announces probe into opposition use of US mercenaries

DR Congo's ordered an investigation into the alleged use of foreign mercenaries by opposition politician Moise Katumbi, a likely contender in presidential elections due this yearDR Congo’s justice minister said on Wednesday he had ordered a probe into the alleged use of foreign mercenaries by opposition politician Moise Katumbi, who later announced his candidacy for president. Katumbi hit back at the mercenary allegations describing as a “grotesque lie” claims his camp were recruiting mercenaries specialised in “training and the use of weapons, as security guards or bodyguards”. “It’s a disgrace, a grotesque lie… they are simply looking to harm me…. Never will I, Moise Katumbi, take up arms for power,” he told AFP, adding that his “struggle is democratic and peaceful out of respect for the constitution”.

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