Gabriel Kyungu wa Kumwanza

Gabriel Kyungu wa Kumwanza (24 October 1938 – 21 August 2021) was a Congolese politician.[1][2]

Gabriel Kyungu wa Kumwanza
President of the Provincial Assembly of Haut-Katanga
In office
20 February 2021 – 21 August 2021
Preceded byFreddy Kashoba
Governor of Shaba
In office
1991 – April 1995
Preceded byBonaventure Konde Vila Kikanda
Succeeded byBenjamin Thadée Ngoie Mulume
Governor of Katanga
In office
March 1997 – April 1997
Preceded byBenjamin Thadée Ngoie Mulume
Succeeded byGaëtan Kakudji
Personal details
Born
Antoine Gabriel Kyungu Wa Kumwanza

24 October 1938
Died21 August 2021(2021-08-21) (aged 82)
Luanda, Angola
NationalityCongolese
Political partyUNAFEC

CareerEdit

A member of UNAFEC,[3] he served as President of the Provincial Assembly of Haut-Katanga from 20 February to 21 August 2021,[4] President of the Council of Administration of the Société nationale des chemins de fer du Congo from 2019 to 2021,[5][6] and twice served as Governor of Shaba/Katanga, from 1991 to 1995 and again in 1997.

DeathEdit

He died of COVID-19 in Luanda on 21, August 2021, at the age of 82.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Kyungu was part of the Luba ethnic group.[8][9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RDC : 24 octobre 1938- 21 août 2021, voici la biographie de Kyungu wa Kumwanza". Dépêche.cd (in French). 22 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  2. ^ Wa Kamanda, Kamanda (22 August 2021). "RDC: l'homme politique Gabriel Kyungu wa Kumwanza est décédé". Radio France Internationale (in French). Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  3. ^ "RDC: l'UNAFEC veut plus de sécurité pour son Président National Gabriel Kyungu". Politico.cd (in French). 17 February 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Haut-Katanga : le Bureau définitif de l'assemblée provinciale sera installé samedi 20 février". Radio Okapi (in French). Haut-Katanga. 19 February 2021. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  5. ^ "RDC : SNCC, les nouveaux mandataires notifiés 12 mois après leur nomination !". Zoom Eco (in French). 25 June 2020. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  6. ^ Bujakera Tshiamala, Stanis (4 June 2019). "RDC : des nominations très politiques à la tête de la Gécamines et de la SNCC". Jeune Afrique (in French). Kinshasa. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  7. ^ "DR Congo mourns founder of the ruling party UDPS". Africanews. 22 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Politique-RD Congo : Réactions négatives à la nomination des nouveaux gouverneurs de provinces". Inter Press Service (in French). Kinshasa. 24 May 2004. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  9. ^ Nugent, Paul; Hammett, Daniel; Dorman, Sara (2007). Making Nations, Creating Strangers: States and Citizenship in Africa. Brill. ISBN 978-90-04-15790-3.