They corrupted some of our compatriots, they helped distort the truth and defile our independence. What else can I say ??
Whether dead, alive, free or in prison on the orders of the colonialists, it is not my person that counts. It is the Congo, it is our poor people whose independence has been transformed into a cage from which we are looked from without, sometimes with this voluntary compassion, sometimes with joy and pleasure, but my faith will remain unshakable . (Patrice E. Lumumba).