The death is announced of of Honore Ngbanda Nzambo, special adviser to former president Mobutu Sese Seko.
He was former President Mobutu Sese Seko’s master spy.
Honoré Ngbanda was a faithful follower of the former Congolese head of state to the end.
Born in Lisala, like Mobutu, at the start of the 1970s he joined the powerful National Documentation Center, currently the National Intelligence Agency.
He quickly rose through the ranks.
After a visit to the Zaire embassy in Belgium, he was responsible for re-establishing diplomatic relations with Israel.
He was also ambassador there between 1983 and 1985.
Political advisor to the president, head of intelligence, Honoré Ngbanda was appointed Minister of Defense in 1991. It was during this period that he was nicknamed “Terminator”.
He is accused of being involved in the massacre of students in Lubumbashi in 1990 and of Christians in Kinshasa in 1992, accusations he has always disputed.
After the fall of Mobutu, Honoré Ngbanda went into exile in France.
He founded the Alliance of Patriots for the Refoundation of the Congo (Apareco).
Radically opposed to Joseph Kabila to the point sometimes of bordering on paranoia, Honoré Ngbanda denounces a stranglehold of the Tutsis and Paul Kagame on the regime in the DRC.
For several years he had been living in Morocco.