DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Five members of the UDPS, killed in a fire set by security forces
On the night of 19-20 September 2016, a group of men in army uniforms attacked the headquarters of the then opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) party in the Limete district of Kinshasa. The armed men chopped Bouquin Bukasa, a 54-year-old security guard at the UDPS premises, into pieces by and then set fire to the building. Stéphane Mwabilayi, Bilomba Tshimungu, Pierre Kapena Wetu, and John Mutamba Mbuyi, all UDPS members, died in the fire.
Date: 16 June 2020