By Saleh Mwanamilong/Associated Press
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo officials on Wednesday vowed to round up those they say are responsible for violence and looting during street clashes this week over a delayed presidential election. Dozens were killed.
Thousands took to the streets of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, on Monday to oppose an election delay which some call a plot by President Joseph Kabila to stay in power after his mandate expires in late December.
Police spokesman Col. Pierrot Mwanamputu told reporters the official death toll was 32, including four police officers. A Human Rights Watch researcher has said at least 44 people were killed.
“Investigations will spare no one. If police or soldiers violated ethics or the law, measures will be taken,” Mwanamputu said. READ MORE OF THIS STORY