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Whoever killed UN experts will be punished - Kabila

Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan were killed in central Congo on 12 March while carrying out investigations for a report to the UN Security Council.

President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila. Picture: United Nations Photo

UNITED NATIONS - Congolese President Joseph Kabila told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that he would ensure those responsible for killing two UN investigators earlier this year will be punished.

“We are determined to ensure that light is shed on the exact circumstances of this crime and to ensure that this horrendous act ... will not remain unpunished,” Kabila said.

Michael Sharp, an American who was a coordinator of an independent sanctions monitoring group, and Zaida Catalan, a Swede, were killed in central Congo on 12 March while carrying out investigations for a report to the UN Security Council.

Kabila also said the Democratic Republic of Congo was “most certainly moving toward credible, transparent and peaceful elections.”