The troops of the Congolese government army, the FARDC, incurred the support of cutthroats camping in the farm Kabasha to the risk of their own peril.
The toll of the clashes that Kabila’s soldiers caused unreasonably against the patriots who only seek to protect their compatriots exposed to extermination is already available. From the outset it should be stressed that this was a disaster for the army working in support of a bloody regime that unfortunately was ashamed to admit its limitations.
At the battle after two days between Mai-Mai and FARDC in the presidential field (of Joseph Kabila) in Kabasha, where Kabila’s secret services have confined the murderers used for massacres of Beni, the toll is as follows:
– 33 FARDC soldiers killed
– 26 of these military weapons recovered by Mai-Mai
– 2 Mai-Mai killed: they were caught cooking for their colleagues gone to combat
– 12 civilians deliberately killed by FARDC angry after finding their failure to deal with Mai-Mai. The local population recognized all these civilian casualties in proving their innocence, including: two bikers of Kasanga-Tuha District, three butchers, two farmers of Mabolyo and other travelers who were from Butembo for Beni destination. The familiar of these martyrs travelers descended to claim the bodies of their family members.
In short, except for the two cooks from Mai-Mai surprised to the absence of their colleagues, the FARDC have only deliberately massacred innocent civilians.
This assessment is confirmed and verified by the BLO sources which are on land and continue to follow the progress of this event.
Also, should we announce that any other record the Congolese official tries to peddle is an effort to cover the shame of a government that uses the resources of the state to exterminate its own people, and who, by extremely ridiculous way is being snatched of its firearms by fighters whose defense is reduced to the use of stones, sticks, machetes, spear and arrow. So suddenly, even BLO is taken to remove the toll delivered yesterday on this same occasion, because the previous record was hugely distorted by the informer near those in power.
As to wonder where are the bodies of the killed FARDC, it should be noted that all the dead from the government side were transported by their colleagues in army to Mangango where some were buried while others were thrown into the Semuliki river, for fear of being surprised by embarrassing witnesses that may arise before burial; the wounded were sent to Beni along with some bodies.
The defeat was total for the FARDC in Kabasha. The Mai-Mai had immediately deployed their patrol to ensure that these intruders would not return with their plan to kill. However, MONUSCO had to negotiate the withdrawal of patriotic fighters from among this community so not to give FARDC the opportunity to massacre civilians under the pretext of eradicating the Mai-Mai.
Yes, a famous African singer was right to sing « my country is not doing well. » But for the case of the DRC, there is no reason to give in to despair. It still takes a little courage to cross the 60 days of the notice of the yellow card, and Congo will recover to remain still standing!
« It is thus understood the grave danger of any extension to the power of Joseph Kabila. Congolese worthy of the name must reject any form of transition. Indeed, given what is happening in Kivu- Ituri, any transition beyond December 2016 would allow time and resources to the Congolese government which is, obviously, an accomplice of the Rwandan occupation of Kivu-Ituri in progress « (Father Vincent Machozi, March 19, 2016, speech that earned his murder the next day)