M23 General Makenga Sultani: We shall not surrender nor accept to be denied rights to exist on our ancestral land!

M23 leader Brig Sultani Makenga (in jacket) under tight security in Bunagana

M23 leader Brig Sultani Makenga (in jacket) under tight security in Bunagana

We fight for our rights,we have to defend our lives, unless if the world believes that we must accept arbitrary arrests,and extermination of our families from the face of the Congo! We shall not surrender nor accept to be denied rights to exist on our ancestral land! Says Gen Sultan Makenga M23 Military Leader!

ALSO READ: There is one path we shall never choose… and that is surrender or submission.

7 thoughts on “M23 General Makenga Sultani: We shall not surrender nor accept to be denied rights to exist on our ancestral land!

  1. some one fighting for his ancestral rights and another for his companies exploiting minerals from a foreign land who do you think is likely to win?

  2. Mr makenga pls continue to fight for our right! and plz protect the innocent people! donc the civilians! and i and other women we want to tell u that we will pray for u guys and keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. The Congo has always produced unusual occurrences of every type. Traveling celebrities drop in to view aid programs and end up in sumptuous dinners hosted by ranking UN, Congo government, and foreign mission heads. The people in the urban slums and often impoverished villages struggle with the basics of life. Security really remains only for the better off and rarely reaches beyond the major cities.

    These days the long term rebellion by the Tutsi-led terrorist group, M-23, has finally been recognized by the UN as an insurgent movement capable of overrunning the entire eastern Congo. A combat brigade made up of troops from Malawi, Tanzania, and South Africa has been designated to physically counter the rebels. The question is why these countries were chosen to enter into combat rather than the traditional United Nations’ methodology of avoiding direct confrontation in favor of merely “establishing a presence.”

    To fight M-23, a force of 1,500 originally was decided as adequate. That figure has now risen to 3,000. The South Africans are clearly unhappy with the makeup of the combat force. They think they can and should handle the fighting job themselves, with the other two national entities in support. They openly object to a Tanzanian general as brigade commander and don’t much care either for the Brazilian general who is the overall military chief in Congo. This little political fracas is going on while the existing UN peacekeeping units — geared to avoid fighting if at all possible — number 19,000 and have cost $10 billion since 1999 for what is referred to in accounting terms as “overall countering of violence.”

    The combat brigade is not scheduled to be action-ready until this September. It appears no one is rushing into this offensive, including M-23, which has repeated its suggestion that peace talks should be begun again in Uganda. Only the badly disciplined, but still aggressive, regular Congolese Army wants to get at the rebels. Apparently this is a desire to avenge their earlier embarrassing defeat in being temporarily ousted by the rebels from the major city of Goma.

    It’s hard to believe that all this has been going on in the Congo in one form or another since July 1960. There is a lesson here that no one seems to have learned!

  4. La réplique du Général Sultan Makenga à John Kerry nous rappelle celle de Mugabe à Tony Blaire et à l’ensemble de la communauté internationale quand il a promis aux Zimbabweens de leur restituer des terres ancestrales,spoliées au cours de la colonisation, personne n’ y a cru. C’est chose déjà faite depuis plus de deux décennies de bras de fer et d’embargo. Vaut mieux mourir honorablement debout que de mourir à genoux comme un chien. L’Union européenne et les USA s’y ont vigoureusement opposé mais en vain, jusqu’au faire de ce pays un paria, mais n’empêche qu’ il existe toujours, avec Mugabe au pouvoir. Tchvangiray bien que soutenu par les grandes puissances il est devenu la risée des agriculteurs, le maillot faible de la démocratie. Les propriétaires terriens de races noires devenant riches, ils permettent à Mugabe d’être plébiscité à chaque scrutin. Voilà une révolution qui honore les noirs et les africains. On se souviendra de lui après sa mort.
    Les menaces qui pèsent sur le M23 ne devraient faire craindre ses supporteurs. Les souffrances endurées depuis l’indépendance du Congo ne sont pires que celles que celles à venir. La résistance pour la récupération de nos terres est notre fierté.
    A bon entendeur salut.
    A bientôt.

    • you will surrender, who do you pretend you are? I know the pressure which Makenga undergo from Kigali regime. makenga is a man of peace. the only man of peace in M23. this war in congo is about genocidaire spirit of kagame to continue to kill Congolese and hutu. kagame you are not eternal. Rwandan in Kigali will get you one day.

  5. ENCESTRAL LAND ??? WHERE ??? MULENGELAND ??? BANYA-MULENGE LAND ??? WHERE ? WE WILL EXTENGUISH YOU AND YOUR FIGTHERS. CONGOLESE ARE NOT LOOKING TO HARM THE RWANDAN SPEAKING PEOPLE…BUT EVEN IF YOU TRY TO USE THIS ARGUMENT, WE WILL STILL TRACK YOU AND YOUR FIGTHERS AND KILL EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU.
    WE ARE TARGETING THE TUSTIS FIGHTERS AND THEIR HELPERS.

    YOUR TIME RAPING OUR WOMEN WITH IMPUNITY IS OVER.

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