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(The last picture of Patrice Lumumba) Patrice Lumumba was executed by a firing squad. His body, which was buried on the spot, was later dug up and dissolved in acid. The bones were ground up and scattered to the winds to make sure there was nothing left of him. The colonel who deposed Lumumba, Joseph Mobutu – later Mobutu Sese Seko – would rule the country despotically until 1997. – Photo: Horst Faas, AP .. For me the background in this picture is more than a hint... Its big fun for some.


Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu wa Za Banga (born Joseph-Desiré Mobutu; 14 October 1930 – 7 September 1997), commonly known as Mobutu or Mobutu Sese Seko was the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (also known as Zaire for much of his rule) from 1965 to 1997. While in office, he formed an authoritarian regime, amassed vast personal wealth, and attempted to purge the country of all colonial cultural influence, while also maintaining an anti-communist stance.


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Washington, D.C.: the Imperialist-back Dictator of 'Zaire' (Congo), Mobutu Sese Seko, holding his walking stick, and President Reagan pose for photographers in the rose garden before a meeting at the White House. August 04, 1983

from the Guardian

Mobutu Sese Seko's body to be returned to Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mobutu Sese Seko pictured in Kinshasa a month before he was overthrown in 1997. Photograph: Jean-Marc Bouju/AP

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14 Oct Congo dictator Joseph Desire Mobutu born Photos and Images

1977: Mobutu Sese Seko, previously Joseph Desire Mobutu, dictator and President of Zaire in France.