Congo’s Liberation Man: Patrice’s tooth handed over after 61 years | Belgium returns Patrice Lumumba’s tooth to family 61 years after his murder

The ‘tooth’ of Congolese liberation hero Patrice Lumumba, who was brutally murdered by Belgium, has been handed over to his family after 61 years.

Patrice Lumumba … an undeniable name in the history of African liberation.

Patrice Lumamba was born on July 2, 1925, into a tribal family in the village of Analua, Congo, Belgium. That was the period when Congo was enslaved to Belgium for over 80 years. Patrice was a hard worker at a young age. While studying, he worked for Belgian companies in the Congo. From an early age, Patrice was interested in politics. His interest led him towards politics.

Patrice never wanted the Congo to be a colony of Europe. He wanted the Congo to be free and at the same time to be united with Europe. That is what he wrote in his essays and poems.

Patrice began his political campaign for Congo’s liberation only after he was 20, and became actively involved in it. Patrice felt that the Congolese tribes were being divided by racism. He found that this racism was the antithesis of Congolese independence and campaigned that it was time for all to unite for the common good.

Patrice’s political development began there. Patrice was then introduced to Europe as the political face of the Congo. In the midst of many struggles, Patrice started the Congolese national movement in 1958.

The hand was bowed in Belgium because of the nationalist wholeness that followed. The result … Declared a Republic of the Congo in 1960. Patrice Lumumba was democratically elected Prime Minister of the country. Patrice opposed Congo’s presence in the United States under the auspices of the United Nations.

He also rescinded the friendly agreement with Belgium and Congo. Patrice’s move angered Belgium. Following this, Patrice was falsely accused of misappropriating state property despite a sufficient majority in parliament and his regime was dissolved. Belgium was behind this coup. Patrice was arrested.

Patrice was shot dead by Congolese security forces on January 17, 1961. The killers did not stand as well. Assuming that there should be no trace of Patrice’s death, his body was dismembered and dissolved in acid. The gold tooth left over from his body came from Belgium.

The death of Patrice Lumumba is known in history as a tragic death.

Dentists handed over 61 years later: Patrice had only one tooth left of her body made of gold. It was handed over to Patrice’s family by the Belgian government on Monday, with state honors.

Speaking at the event, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Cruz said, “I take moral responsibility for Patrice’s murder. It is very painful. undeniable truth. These definitely need to be talked about. One was killed for his political beliefs, words and thoughts. “

Patrice’s family said, “We will finish his funeral.”

Patrice Lumumba’s name has been firmly entrenched in the history of African liberation. We can find examples of this on the main streets of Congo. Patrice’s voice against exploitation by the younger generation of Congo continues to resonate.

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