DR Congo antithesis personality Etienne Tshisekedi dies aged 84

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Mr Tshisekedi was a distinguished competition of unbroken Congolese leaders

DR Congo’s categorical antithesis personality has died in Brussels aged 84, reports say.

Etienne Tshisekedi, one of a country’s many critical advocates of democracy, was a distinguished competition of unbroken Congolese leaders.

The celebration he helped found in 1982, a Union for Democracy and Social Progress celebration (UDPS), pronounced he had trafficked to Belgium final week for medical checks.

He was due to conduct a transitory legislature underneath a understanding for President Laurent Kabila to step down this year.

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Mr Tshisekedi (C) remained renouned and could pull outrageous crowds

Mr Tshisekedi served as a apportion underneath strict ruler Mobutu Sese Seko in a nation afterwards famous as Zaire before assisting to set adult a UDPS.

During a 1990s he was named primary apportion 4 times though did not sojourn in a position after contrary with Mobutu, who was eventually forced out in 1997.

His activism meant he remained renouned though in new years he had been pang ill health.