Monday, November 24, 2003

DRC: Mobutu's son returns to Kinchasa

First Amin's son ... and now Mobutu's ...
Manda Mobutu, 43, was welcomed at the airport by 200 cheering supporters, reports Reuters news agency.

He fled when his father was ousted in 1997 after a 32-year rule of notorious corruption and brutality.

An aide said that Manda's Rally party would contest elections due in 2005 but did not say if Manda would run himself.

Manda is seeking to have his father's body repatriated from Morocco, where he died in 1997. (link)