Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas is confirmed as a covid-19 victim

An investigation was opened in France after the death of the main opponent of Denis Sassou-Nguesso, who was re-elected in the first round of voting according to the provisional results of the Electoral Commission. Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas died on arrival in France by medical plane on March 22, the day after the presidential election in Congo-Brazzaville. The causes of the opponent’s death have raised questions in the country.
Immediately after the death of Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas in Paris, an investigation into the cause of death of the opponent was launched and entrusted to the criminal brigade. And in a statement on Wednesday, the prosecutor’s office of Bobigny explains “that the various investigations conducted by the Paris Forensic Institute reveal that his lungs were very altered.”
The autopsy conducted the day after his death concludes to a “respiratory insufficiency compatible with the Congolese medical finding of Covid-19.” His contamination with the coronavirus was also confirmed by “molecular virology”, says the statement.
The prosecutor recalls that the health of the politician of dual nationality deteriorated in the plane that repatriated him to France. He died in flight, in the presence of a medical doctor, his family doctor and his wife Nathalie Kolélas.
The communiqué is therefore explicit, but it has provoked a strong reaction from the family of the opponent, who say they have still not received the results of the autopsy. Serge Bakana Kolélas, one of the brothers of the deceased, said: “The wife Kolélas and the Kolélas family say they have not received any conclusion, I mean any conclusion, from the forensic institute. So an official communication will take place once the results are known. We are very surprised. That is why we call for respect for the dignity of our brother. ”
The disappearance of Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas, a few hours after the closing of polling stations in the presidential election on Sunday has caused great emotion among his supporters and fueled all sorts of rumors. Several messages published on social networks and shared many times considered that he could have been a victim of poisoning.
He was considered the main opponent of Denis Sassou Nguesso, who was re-elected in the first round according to the provisional results of the Electoral Commission.

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