At the funeral ceremony in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which had been organized by his son, President Félix Tshisekedi, took part in a number of African heads of state and government.

Etienne Tshisekedi had died in February of 2017, at the age of 84 in Brussels. On Thursday the corpse was brought in with a private jet to Kinshasa. The former head of government was for many years the face of the Opposition. He was an opponent of the longtime dictator Mobutu Sese Seko and later President Laurent-Désiré Kabila.

Tshisekedis son Félix was after the controversial presidential election last year, ultimately, against Kabila’s son, Joseph, and replaced this at the beginning of 2019 as the head of state.

had adopted to read thousands of the Congo, on Friday, of Tshisekedis father, whose coffin was laid out in a stadium in Kinshasa. On Saturday he was buried in Nsele, a suburb of the capital.