Renowned Congolese Businessman Kibwe Katanga Ngoie Ntombe, who is also a musical artist and Politician, has petitioned the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague, praying to the court to prosecute Felix Tshisekedi, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, over alleged massacres and violation of human rights in Katanga province.
Ntombe’s petition, comes at a time when there is heavy fighting in parts of DR Congo between government forces and M23 rebels, which a few days ago led to the deployment of the East African Standby Force to the war-torn country.
In his petition, Ntombe, who is exiled in Canada, alleges that Tshisekedi is committing massacres and crimes against humanity under the disguise of annihilating rebel groups who are fighting for the independence of Katanga.
According to the petition, Ntombe says these cowardly killings and inhuman treatments are committed under various pretexts through the 22nd Military Region of our Congolese Armed Forces and the Service de (ANR) in Lubumbashi, carefully requested by the President of the Republic Felix Tshisekedi.
He alleges that on March 28, 2020, hundreds of Katangese souls were cowardly liquidated in a kind of witch-hunt, because they claimed for their independence, which is well stipulated in the annals of the United Nations Organization and recognized in the high spheres of world powers, to wit, the United States and Belgium.
In the same petition, Ntombe further contends that the Canadian government has not respected his dignity and rights by deliberately restricting their freedom and obstructing in the most barbaric way his opinion of expression while the cause for which he’s indignantly pursued is a noble one, the one centered on unquestionable, unconditional and indubitable independence of the Republic of KATANGA, cunningly confiscated by their enemies.
“I live in insecurity in Canada because of my belonging to a territory subject to the sovereignty, KATANGA, which I must defend in all freedom of expression and opinion in my full political status. Who have I offended, if not to reveal the bad faith of those who do not want to hear it? Those who do not want to hear it that way?” he said.
“After all, who is criminal between the one who speaks in self-defense, who honestly claims his rights as a citizen without shedding blood, and the one who does not speak but wields the sword in the dark and in the open to dispatch innocent souls to the afterlife?” he adds.
Here below is Ntombe’s petition which has since been received by the ICC and only time will tell whether the international human rights watchdog will act upon it or not.
Complaint against the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
For: Massacres Under Cover of Independence of KATANGA.
To the Prosecutor General of the International Criminal Court of the Hague (ICC) In the Netherlands (Holland).
Madam Prosecutor General,
Your honor, I come very respectfully to your high prerogatives in matters of defense and respect of international law, especially in the field of human liberties, in order to inform you about in relation to the object in apostille, and for reason.
For your information, on the aforementioned date, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) had arrested me on the basis of an improbable motive:
“Prosecution of threats against an identified group, the Kasai population (citizens of KASAI, a province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, from which the current president of this country originates) living in KATANGA, arrest punctuated by an investigation for persecution, attempt and conspiracy against the same population, a motive that this gendarmerie has qualified in an unusual way as a crime against humanity, in an unusual way of crime against humanity and war crime.
A question arises: Would the Canadian government really be entitled to judge me on facts that take place on the territory of the Democratic Republic of Congo?
By what legal mechanisms under this aspect?
1. The reality of this unusual arrest is based on the fact that I revealed the massacres of my parents, brothers and sisters in my home province of Katanga in the Democratic Republic of Congo, of which only my voice was heard far from my country of origin, the mouths of the Katangese on their land being muzzled for fear of being prosecuted and summarily convicted.
Here: on March 28, 2020, hundreds of Katangese souls were cowardly liquidated in a kind of witch-hunt, because they claim until today their independence, which, well known, lies in the annals of the United Nations Organization and recognized in the high spheres of world powers, to mention only the United States and Belgium, our former metropolis.
These cowardly killings and inhuman treatments are even now being committed under various pretexts through the 22nd Military Region of our Congolese Armed Forces and the Service de (ANR) in Lubumbashi, carefully requested by the President of the Republic Felix TSHISEKEDI.
What sin have I committed in denouncing an injustice tinged with the loss of innocent human lives of our mothers, imprisoned our mothers, naked, molested, morally debased as a spectacle in the media, of our brothers and sisters savagely mistreated in insalubrious places of detention, before beheading them without any other form of trial?
And why all these atrocities, these sufferings, of the people of my native KATANGA, reduced expressly to poverty, to silence and bloody neo-colonialism?
There is no lack of evidence.
This is the case of our brother, Pastor Daniel MULUNDA NYANGA, arrested under the same false accusations of incitement to hatred, as well as the journalist MUKELEKELE, who are held respectively in the prisons of KASSAPA in Lubumbashi, and of MAKALA in Kinshasa, for having said the truth, nothing but the truth, on the ordeal that the current Congolese State inflicts to the Katangese of origin, especially the members of the tribe LUBA of KATANGA from which I am origin.
I therefore rely on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which argues in its various articulations:
Preamble, paragraphs 1 and 2: “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family and of their equal and inalienable rights is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”.
“Whereas disregard and contempt for the disregard for human rights has resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind humanity and that the advent of a world in which human beings will be free to speak and to believe free from terror and want, has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people.
The Canadian government has not respected my dignity and my rights by deliberately restricting our freedom and obstructing in the most barbaric way my opinion of expression while the cause for which I am indignantly pursued is a noble one, the one centered on unquestionable, unconditional and indubitable independence of the Republic of KATANGA, cunningly confiscated by our enemies.
Article 2, paragraphs 1 and 2:
“Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms proclaimed in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
“Furthermore, no distinction shall be made based on the political, legal or
international status of the country or territory of which a person is a national, whether such country or territory be independent, trust, non-self-governing or subject to any autonomous or subject to any limitation of sovereignty”.
However, I live in insecurity in Canada because of my belonging to a territory subject to the sovereignty, KATANGA, which I must defend in all freedom of expression and opinion in my full political status.
Who have I offended, if not to reveal the bad faith of those who do not want to hear it? Those who do not want to hear it that way?
After all, who is criminal between the one who speaks in self-defense, who honestly claims his rights as a citizen without shedding blood, and the one who does not speak but wields the sword in the dark and in the open to dispatch innocent souls to the afterlife?
A proverb of the LUBA wisdom, my tribe of KATANGA, says:
“The mouth of the red ant: that’s where it bites, that’s where it cries”.
Otherwise, the same person who does harm is often the one who complains first.
The Katangese are not fooled by these machinations. It is the Kasaians, who have almost deserted their province to come and settle in KATANGA, who behave like conquerors, to rape, to steal, authors of day and night burglaries, all the vileness of the delinquency and vandalism to their attacking and arresting the elements of the
Police in Kasumbalesa, under the approving and encouraging attitude of their brother president of the Republic, who never opposed in a manner worthy of a republican official to all these criminal acts committed in the open by his own people. There is nothing that supports or substantiates the crime charged to me.
Can one advance the number of Kasaians that I killed by my words in KATANGA?
And yet, I have all the evidence of massacres perpetrated by the Congolese government led by the current head of the State, inhumanly stained by the blood of the poor Katangese, to return only to the date of March 28, 2020, in Lubumbashi, Kasumbalesa, Likasi Pweto and Kasenga!
Should I then fear for my soul, while I plead for a noble, clear and well-founded?
For all the above, Madam Attorney General, I would like to summarize myself.
It is in a purely vile and arbitrary way that I am put under judicial surveillance and threatening in Canada, with the underhanded blessing of the Congolese State.
The fundamental reason why I am insecure in Canada is because I am among the prominent defenders of the interests of KATANGA, my native province, which must recover its status of an independent country, like all the free and sovereign countries in the world, taking as witness the United Nations Organization and some political powers, to mention only Belgium and the United States of America, which read me in copy.
To this authentic defense of the independence of KATANGA, I add the annoyance, the anguish and the bitterness that pierce my heart, when I see the macabre, contemptuous and inhuman spectacle of the massacres and the maltreatments bigarentes, that undergo my brothers, my sisters and my parents Katangese on behalf of the torturers and the executioners, who oppose uselessly to this legal option because, their self-esteem, they seek by all means, even Machiavellian, to silence us.
It is said that “He who wants to drown his dog, accuses him of rabies”.
Thus, by submitting my complaint to you, Madam Prosecutor General, I would like the Democratic Republic of Congo, precisely its President Félix Antoine TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO, answer for his inhumane acts on the Katangese, because he must know that a complaint lies at his charge to your institution.
I ask your justice to:
– To stop and put a definitive and immediate end to all the exactions of a physical, moral and human nature order, that the Katangese undergo under the cover of the claim of their independence.
– Invite the United Nations Organization, Belgium, the United States of America, as well as other concerned powers in the world, to come and testify on the authenticity and legality of the independence or sovereignty of KATANGA
– To give the formal order to the Congolese State under the power of Mr. Félix Antoine TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO, to proceed to the immediate and unconditional liberation of all the nationals and sons of KATANGA who are languishing without reason in the prisons of the country, in prey to political egoism, among which, the Pastor Daniel NGOY MULUNDA NYANGA, the journalist MUKELEKELE, apart from the hundreds of innocent young people arrested under the pretext of MAY-MAY.
A better, balanced and equitable justice said from the pulpit of your international institution will not only honor the dignity of the human being but will also envelop you.
Madam Attorney General, with dignity and esteem.
KIBWE KATANGA NGOIE NTOMBE
Entrepreneur, Politician and International Music Artist
Below Is a Full PDF Petition To UCCCOMPLAINT AT THE ICC AGAINST CANADA , CONGO DRC & _221126_181406
NB: Petition Contains Graphic Content