Lambert Mende Omalanga

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Lambert Mende Omalanga (born 11 february 1953) is the former minister of communications of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1] He is best known for saying that an overturned fuel truck that exploded and killed 230 people was trying to overtake a bus, but is also famous for saying 80 died when a boat overturned.[2] He was born near Lodja, Sankuru.

Mende in 2018


  1. ^ Tracy McVeigh (July 3, 2010). The Guardian Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ AP (July 29, 2010). "At least 80 dead after Congo boat disaster". Houston Chronicle.