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Dr Denis Mukwege greeted with honor in the city of Bukavu

Dr Denis Mukwege greeted with honor in the city of Bukavu

It is 15 hours local time, the plane on which are Dr. Denis Mukwege , his family landed at National Airport Kavumu in the province of South Kivu (about 38km from Panzi Hospital) .
Immediately descended from the device, the physician who devotes his life to treat thousands of women survivors of sexual violence is greeted by cries of joy of the inhabitants fields from several corners of the province of South Kivu. They are there to express their joy, comfort the Doctor and show him that he is not alone in his struggle for the restoration of peace in eastern DRC.
Himself is surprised by this human tide that has mobilized to greet him.
A long procession will leave Kavumu airport to Bukavu, vehicles which it is difficult to identify the exact number.
On the road, crowds of people, especially women, happy to find that they call their Dad.
At the General Referral Hospital of Panzi, hard to find even for the passage of the vehicle, it is another human tide waits delegation led Dr. Denis Mukwege.
“Women themselves will take care of the safety of Dr Denis Mukwege,” said the head of women living with disabilities in South Kivu. ‘
Solange Lwashiga for the Women’s Caucus of South Kivu, the international community invests for the return of peace in the DRC but has yet to duplicate efforts.
“We say no to impunity, that the perpetrators of crimes against humanity in the DRC are prosecuted by the International Criminal Court”, concludes.
A view shared by Civil society in South Kivu ,Congolese Government claims to the safety of Dr. Mukwege and hospital institution but also the truth about the assassination attempt he suffered with his family.
“No to sexual violence, no to war, no to the balkanization project in the DRC,” said Dr. Denis Mukwege during his first appearance before the cameras of the national and international press and the applause of thousands of people came to listen.
“It’s time to end the cycle of hatred and violence in the region of the great lakes, he adds.
Denis Mukwege thank women for their commitment have strengthened his conviction for the return of peace in the DRC, the international community and various stakeholders who are involved in a solution to the suffering of Congolese women.
The day ends in a climate of joy, remains to know the mechanisms put in place by the Congolese Government for the safety of Dr Mukwege and Panzi Hospital.

Ephraim BISIMWA

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2 Responses to “Dr Denis Mukwege greeted with honor in the city of Bukavu”

  1. Brian E says:

    It is nice to hear any positive news in the midst of such a terrible situation. I am continually impressed by Dr. Mukwege’s efforts, and the strength of his patients. I live in Louisiana in the United States, and showed the documentary “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo” several times to my classes. Whenever I bump into my students, they ALL remember this film, which featured the Panzi Hospital quite a bit. I hope & pray for peace in the DRC, and try to spread the word about what is happening.

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