World: Verdict of Murder

When the Congo's martyr-demagogue. Patrice Lumumba, died last winter deep inside Katanga, territory of his bitter political foes, the Katangese Minister of the Interior said: "If people accuse us of killing Lumumba, I will reply, 'Prove it.' " For six months, a U.N. Commission of Investigation* has been trying to prove it. Its report last week, based largely on hearsay, hunches and gossip, did not furnish proof, but added considerable evidence to show that Lumumba was indeed murdered in cold blood—and probably with the connivance of Moise Tshombe's own Katanga government.

The report discredits the Katanga story that Lumumba was killed...

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