Report: Michael Sharp told family of Congo militia leader travel plans day before he was killed

(J. Tyler Klassen/Elkhart Truth)

A new report has come out about the death of Bethany Christian graduate Michael Sharp in the Congo.

Reuters is reporting that Sharp and fellow United Nations sanctions monitor Zaida Catalan were heard in tapes telling the family of late Kamuina Nsapu militia leader Jean-Pierre Mpandi of their travel plans the day before they both were murdered. This happened while the two were reportedly investigating the group. In the tapes, there was a discussion of a field visit to the militia scheduled the day they were killed.

The report says that the U.N. can’t yet lay blame for the murders on the militia based on preliminary evidence so far, though. Sharp and Catalan were killed in central Congo on March 12 during a U.N. investigation. Their bodies were found in a shallow grave two weeks after they disappeared.

The militia in question is believed to be responsible for the deaths of over 3,300 people and the forced relocation of 1.4 million people in the Kasai region of the Congo.

A video showed Sharp and Catalan being escorted, then getting shot while sitting on the ground. Catalan was later beheaded.

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1 comment

Thor July 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm

In the Congo it CAN happen to you. Those UN ID cards aren’t going to help.


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