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Adolphe Muzito (born 12 February 1957[1][2][3]) is a Congolese politician who was Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 2008 to 2012. Muzito, a member of the Unified Lumumbist Party (PALU), was Minister of the Budget under Prime Minister Antoine Gizenga from 2007 to 2008.

Adolphe Muzito
Adolphe Muzito - 2009.jpg
22nd Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
In office
10 October 2008 – 6 March 2012
PresidentJoseph Kabila
DeputyNzanga Mobutu
Emile Bongeli Yeikolo Yaato
Mutombo Bakafwa Nsenda
Louis Alphonse Koyagialo
Preceded byAntoine Gizenga
Succeeded byLouis Alphonse Koyagialo (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1957-02-12) 12 February 1957 (age 62)
Gungu, Belgian Congo
(now Congo-Kinshasa)
Political partyPALU

Hailing from Gungu, Kwilu District, Muzito is an economist.[3] In the government that was appointed on 5 February 2007, Muzito was included as Minister of the Budget.[4] After Gizenga, the leader of PALU, resigned as Prime Minister on 25 September 2008 for reasons related to age and health, Muzito was appointed as his successor by President Joseph Kabila on 10 October 2008.[3]

Muzito's government was appointed on 26 October 2008. Aside from Muzito himself, it included 53 members: three deputy prime ministers, 36 ministers, and 14 deputy ministers.[5] The government was dominated by members of the People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy, and Kabila described it as "combat team to which has been assigned the essential missions of security and reconstruction".[6]

Muzito resigned as Prime Minister in March 2012.

On 24 February 2015, former Belgian minister Serge Kubla [fr] was arrested on suspicion of bribing Adolphe Muzito.[7]

In 2015, Muzito was suspended from PALU for three years after publishing critical comments about the running of the country, which were viewed as being contrary to the party's interests as part of the governing majority and as a form of insubordination.[8]

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  1. ^ https://www.rulers.org/indexm6.html
  2. ^ Profile of Adolphe Muzito
  3. ^ a b c "DR Congo president names new prime minister: report" Archived 20 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine, AFP, 10 October 2008.
  4. ^ "Le nouveau gouvernement de la République Démocratique du Congo est constitué", Afrik.com, 6 February 2007 (in French).
  5. ^ "Publication de la liste des membres du nouveau gouvernement congolais" Archived 25 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Panapress, 27 October 2008 (in French).
  6. ^ "Fresh fighting poses challenge to new DRCongo government", Agence France-Presse, 27 October 2008. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 May 2011. Retrieved 2008-10-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ "Kubla conteste les accusations de corruption". lesoir.be (in French). 24 February 2015.
  8. ^ Alain Diasso, "Palu : Adolphe Muzito en disgrâce", ADIAC, 17 August 2015 (in French).
Political offices
Preceded by
Antoine Gizenga
Prime Minister of Congo-Kinshasa
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Louis Alphonse Koyagialo
Acting

KINSHASA, 6 March (Xinhua) – Adolphe Muzito, prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), has rendered resignation to President Joseph Kabila.