Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa For Banga( State and political leader of Zaire)
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Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Last Bang
(until January. 1972. - Joseph DцLsirцL Mobutu)
State and political leader of Zaire. Since 1967 - his head.
Mobutu was born in 1930. By ethnicity mongo. He graduated from military school in Luluaburge (sovr. Kanaga), studied at the Faculty of Sociology, University of Brussels. In 1949 - 56 he served in the Belgian colonial troops.
Since 1956 in the journalistic activity. Trained in Belgium. Was editor, then editor in chief of newspapers "Abner" (L'Avenir) and "ActualitцL Afriken" (Actualites Africaenes), unreleased in Leopoldville (sovr. Kinshasa). In the first government of the Independent Republic of the Congo, led by Patrice Lumumba, Mobutu was the Secretary of State (1960). Having obtained the rank of colonel (1960), became chief of General Staff of the Congolese National Army (KPA). In September 1960, led the coup, after which totally subordinated to their control activities established by the Board of gene. Commissioners (the provisional government, which existed prior to February 1961).
Since 1961 - chief of the KPA, and then Zairian army (from 1972 with the rank of General of the corps, from 1982 - Marshal).
After the military coup in November 1965, Mobutu - President of the State. He founded and became Chairman (since 1967) and the sole ruling party of Zaire "People's Movement for the Revolution."
Time Mobutu noted the unprecedented scale of corruption. It is believed that it was stolen, even the embassy of the Congo in Japan.
Mobutu differed extravagant behavior and manner of dress. It is most commonly appearing in public in his cap and leopard-spotted clothes. It used to be called "leopard, horror on their enemies."