Who is Joseph Kabila and did he assassinate his ‘father’?

Hyppolite Kanambe Kazemberembe or Joseph Kabila?

I. His origins :
Joseph Kabila, in his real name Hyppolite Kanambe Kazemberembe, was born on 4th June 1971 of a Rwandan father on the name of Christopher KANAMBE and a Rwandan mother named Marceline MUKAMBUKUJE. His father was an opossant to the Rwandan former president Juvénal HABYARIMANA. He met Laurent Désiré KABILA, opposant of the Zairean former president MOBUTU, in the resistance movements based in the mountains on the rwando-zairean border, where they fought against their common enemies: MOBUTU and HABYARIMANA.

After the death of his friend Christopher Kanambe in 1977, Laurent Désiré Kabila married (in the traditional customs) his widow Marcelline and adopted (in the same traditional customs) her two young twin children, a girl and a boy: Jenny KANAMBE and Hyppolite KANAMBE.

II. A neglected youth :
LD Kabila, who wed – several women (of which more than 13 -) when he went underground-and of which he got a number of children (more than 25), had only a limited – time to take care of the latter. So as he had not been able to push his studies beyond the secondary level, the young Hyppolite Kanambe was forced to do several jobs for his living- amongst which as a taximan,as a barman and of mechanic in the cities of Dar-are – Salaam and of Kigoma in Tanzania.

-Indeed, his”foster father” (hear ‘step father’), LD Kabila, lived with all his family in exile in Tanzania during Hyppolite’s childhood and adolescence. Kabila spent more of his time in exile in the traffic of the gold and diamond rather than fighting MOBUTU’s regime; which often led him to cross the forests and the mountains of Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda, to exercise his fraudulent business.

III. Back to the native land
In 1995, Hyppolite Kanambe decided to get back to his motherland the Rwanda, where he was welcomed by his uncle James KABAREBE, Colonel and Head of the intelligence services of the Rwandan Patriotic Army (APR), who accommodates him in his own home.

At first, Kabarebe finds for his his nephew a job as “driver boy”, in other words drive assistant of a delivery truck transporting goods in Kigali, before employing him as his private chauffeur.

In 1996, when the Americans launch their military —base to prepare the invasion of Zaire, Paul Kagame appoints Colonel James Kabarebe as Head of the military operations and responsible of the “Zaire File”. He supervises the recruitment and the training of the new recruits of the military base. This is when he takes the opportunity to register his nephew Hyppolite Kanambe to the training program, in order to incorporate him, at a later stage, to the invasion operation of Zaire that is being primed.

Hippolyte Kanombe served in the Rwandan army in 1995. Several witnesses also stress the indisputable fact that Hippolyte Kanombe alias “Joseph Kabila” is fluent in kinyarwanda, the lingua franca of Rwanda.


These dark zones one do not want to enlight Laurent Désiré Kabila’s death has already poured a lot of ink without the mystery which surrounds him was unveiled. Far from us the idea to supply here the hidden causes and the definitive identity of the real authors of this tragedy which henceforth makes the Congolese politics a saga. However, while discovering some circumstances which preceded and followed the tragedy of Laurent Désiré Kabila’s murder in the direct line of Joseph Kabila’s ascent towards the summit of the power, we can only be upset with the concordance, the coherence and the convergence of these facts which place Laurent Désiré Kabila’s “son” in the very center of the scene.

Thus let us examine the main elements that were set before the tragedy strictly speaking:

ACT I : Kinshasa, October 2000 : Mrs SIFA Mahanya’s arrest

Mrs SIFA MAHANYA, presented wrongly as being Joseph Kabila biological mother (we shall come back to it), is really Congolese and it is one of the numerous declared or known “wives” of LD Kabila with whom she had 6 children named: Joséphine, Cécile, Masengo, Gloria, Kiki and Maguy.

Mrs Sifa lived with her husband in the Marble Palace, the official residence of the Head of State when at the end of October of the year 2000, Laurent Désiré Kabila has a severe discomfort after a meal. The medical examinations immediately practised diagnose a poisoning. The investigations led by the presidential security staff raise a bundle of serious indications of assumption converging on Mrs SIFA, who is accused of attempt murder on her husband and is immediately arrested on order of LD Kabila and imprisoned in the prison center of Makala in pavilion N. 10.

ACT II : Kinshasa, 11 January 2001 : the exfiltration of Mrs Sifa from the prison center

Behind his “father”’s back, Joseph Kabila organises the prisoner to be removed from her cell, with the complicity of the director of the prison, Mr. Kelly DIDO KITUNGUA. Mrs Sifa Mahanya is immediately secretly transferred to Lubumbashi where she is accommodated in a discrete place.

ACT III : Lubumbashi, 12 January 2001: LD Kabila is advised to to cancel his trip to Cameroun

The day after the removal of Mrs Sifa Mahanya, Joseph Kabila contacts his “father” who was preparing to fly to Cameroon to take part at the Summit of the French-speaking world. Joseph advises Laurent Désiré Kabila not to go to Cameroon on the basis of reliable intelligence in his possession information, about a plot against the president of DRC. Laurent Désiré Kabila who deeply trusts his “son” cancels his trip to Cameroon. From Lubumbashi, where he was, the Head of State get back directly to Kinshasa.

ACT IV : Kinshasa, 15 January 2001 : Joseph Kabila orders the disarmament of the garrison of Kinshasa, then he leaves hastily to Lubumbashi.

The day before the tragedy, on order of Joseph Kabila, all military of the FAC garrison of Kinshasa are disarmed without any explanation. Much more, colonel Eddy Kapend receives Joseph Kabila’s strict orders to proceed to the arrest of the Head of the External

Management Intelligence (ANR / OF), Mr. Ismaël Tutwemoto. It is Mr. Leta Mangasa, the ANR Chief General Administrator general-in chief who executes this arrest.
After having taken all these apparently “inexplicable” measures, Joseph Kabila quickly and discreetly flies to Lubumbashi from where he makes a mysterious trip outside the country.

ACT V : Kinshasa, 16 January 2001 : Laurent Désiré Kabila is killed

In the middle-day, shots blast between the Marble Palace walls, the presidential residence. Laurent Désiré Kabila, seriously wounded to his head, dies a short time later, even before being loaded on the helicopter which transports him to the Private hospital Ngaliema.
It is at nightfall that Joseph Kabila gives the order to open N’Djili airport closed since the announcement of the attempted coup, specially for him, to allow the landing of his plane from Lubumbashi! This behavior of Joseph Kabila seems at the least strange!

How come a son, who scrupulously watched his “father” security until the day before, and who advise the cancellation of his trip to Cameroon because an imminent deadly danger, how come after the announcement of the attack on his “father”, this “son” remained cloistered in Lubumbashi, at only 2 hours flight from Kinshasa, and joins the capital only at the end of the day, several hours after his “father”s death? Where had he spent the day? What did he match do all this time? Where did he really come from? Was Lubumbashi not a diversion?

So many questions over the underlying causes of Laurent Désiré Kabila’s death should have been investigated. However, for our
country, we have been working for years now. And today, numerous recorded testimonies are examined and scrutinized.
The formal testimonies of the Congolese medical staff who had received Laurent Désiré Kabila body at the helicopter landing strongly confirm that the Congolese president had died well before his arrival to the private hospital.
However, Joseph Kabila, who had taken control of the operations around ” his father “, ordered the transfer of Laurent Désiré Kabila’s body to Harare in Zimbabwe! He then multiplied deceitful communiqués addressed to the Congolese people to persuade them that his president was well. Dominique Sakombi knows about it!

Why thus this masquerade and this macabre movements’ around the mortal remains of a president of the Republic? Another mystery! But the detailed file of the Laurent Désiré Kabila murder will be the subject of another statement.

ACT VI : Kinshasa : During the funerals, Sifa Mahanya is presented to the public as the “weeping widow”, and then as Joseph Kabila’s “biological mother”!

During Laurent Désiré Kabila’s funerals starting in Harare and ending 23 January 2001 with the burial in Kinshasa, Mrs. Sifa Mahanya, the prisoner removed from her cell 5 days before M’Zee assassination and

hidden in Lubumbashi so far, gets out of her hiding place and is propelled on the national front scene. She is suddenly presented to the national and international press as ” the weeping widow ” of the deceased president and the biological “mother” of Joseph Kabila who has just taken his “father”’s seat in the conditions which we know. And here we are, the buckle is buckled!
However, in his lifetime, throughout the war and during his mandate to the head of the country, Laurent Désiré Kabila never officially introduced the ” first lady ” to the Congolese people, in other words: his official wife among his dozen of wives! And, the one that was presented as “the weeping widow” had been removed from prison where she was held for attempted murder on her husband by poisoning. And the author of this removal is the very one who has taken the seat of the victim, and of which Mrs. Sifa gives for the very first time, the honorable testimony of being “the biological mother”. Do you get the picture?

Courtesy of APARECO


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    Chembo 6 years

    I never thought Congolese would be so silly. Apparently, they all know this true story in Congo and yet they continue denying an indigenous Tsisekedi.

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    Le philosophe 6 years

    The truth will set us free

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    viviian 6 years

    this is a true storie

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    Chanelle 6 years

    Thank you to the Zambian community for giving us your side of the story. The truth will set us free Congoleses. May Congo be in peace and the rest of Africa. We had enough of this intruder. Kagame once said on CNN: Where are the congolese people. Today, you can see and hear us clearly. We want y’all out of our country!!! We are standing for Congo. Love my country so dearly.

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    jessy 6 years

    dear friends i realy hate kabila but i dont understand this article, is it a true story? is it joseph kabila and his real father on the picture? if joseph is born in 1977 and his father died in 1971 so he should be 6 years old but he doesn t look 6 on the picture for me.
    chers amis je deteste vraiment kaliba mais s il est né en 1977 et son pere mort en 1971 il devait donc avoir 6 ans sur la photo mais on dirai pas mais je crois qu il a tué mzee kabila qd meme

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    Go to facebook.com and look for “Zoe kabila”, see if he does not look like Kanambe…, his brother!
    Sincerely, I don’t like Joseph Kabila but I need the real truth on his story!

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    molasso 6 years

    Concentrons-nous sur du réel… pas sur des photos plausibles d’un montage. même un apprenti dans ce domaine peut voir qu’il s’agit d’un montage.
    Il est certes pas son fils et l’aurait tué, mais cherchons d’autres preuves pour cette lutte sinon, c’est tout perdu.

    Que Dieu protège le Congo…. rendez-vous dans 5 ans !

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    Tanganika 6 years

    Les choses qu’on hait le plus nous torture amerement

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    We must chase away that stupit boy who calls himself KABILA. look, us congolese, we are not naives as people think but we have the tendancy to give time to time. But now the time has arrived where by we want to judge the boy and he should confess his origins with his mouth, the death of Mzee KABILA and the crimes against humanity in the DRC that he has committed, and then we’ll hang him in public and give his body to the dogs to eat so that he cannot have any tomb as a reference. stupid boy… and to the one who doesn’t believe this story, you’re not a Congolese neither, just like your brother KANAMBE, we’ll burn you alive.

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    Richard Mwamba 6 years

    Those who discredit the truth in this article are dumb and cursed creatures. The truth hurts, isn’t it? One day, I hope this day is coming soon, when Kagame and Museveni will confess and tell the whole world the truth about their silly game and conspiracy in Congo. How can someone, not born in a Country, whether he is Kabila’s son or not, who sees that country at age 30, and 4 years later he is made president of that country? Can anyone tell me what constitution in this world can allow that to happen? But this has taken place in Congo. As a congolese, it’s a shame for not starting revolution long before! Kagame, Museveni and Roger Meece will have to kill all 60 millions congolese inside the Country and the 10 millions overseas if they want to maintain their satanic plan to continue their occupation of the Congo.

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    djabos 6 years


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    Le philosophe 6 years

    Thank you for posting the truth about Kanambe for people are pretending to ignore the real fact.Not being a real congolese is influenced to destroy and humiliate the Congo through women,infants’violation. He doesn’t care about the happines of the country. He is building university,schouls,hospitals,etc outside of the DR Congo.

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    Verite 6 years

    We all know the truth and the truth will triumph.
    H. Kanambe will be jugded and punished for the blood of all the Congolese people that was shed…..

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    Kalushaboya 6 years

    Firstly,its not a stupid story,as a British Congolese,u can not compare Obama&Sarkozy to Kanambe that is sheer ignorance,second,why don’t u go read ur local paper& let us Congolese mind our business,nobody obliged u into reading this article right?so……give us a break

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    Kabulo 6 years

    à scruter de près cette photo. on dirait qu’elle n’a pas l’âge de kabila à cette époque là. elle date de pas longtemp. le genre de ventilateur sur la photo est sorti il y a pas longtenps. ce garçon ressemble fort à Kabila. j’affirme que c’est pas lui

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    Clara 6 years

    Mind your own business.
    Never I thought that zambian people can be so silly.let us alone.who allowed u to put ur stupidy in congolese’s affairs.
    Who is obama in usa and sarkozy in france.
    Go to hell zambia

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    neil 6 years

    he must go to rwanda please we don’t like him

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    neil 6 years

    he must go to rwanda

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    Kaugy 6 years

    Stupide story!!!