This incredible event, which occurred at a particular moment in the history of Belgian-Congolese relations, made the front page of the weekly. During his conference, a Belgian citizen was introduced to the media by Prime Minister Lumumba as a spy in the service of his state.
Unfortunately, his identity is not revealed. We do not know where, when and how he was apprehended. What was his fate?
- The Belgian press, which uses racist and colonialist terms for the occasion, wonders if there has ever been a spy in uniform. Instead of saying " Congolese " Evening Illustrated prefers the word "Black" which has been commonly used during colonization.
- The text that reports this news of espionage is so short that it does not give much details on the case.
- At the material time, relations between Leopoldville and Brussels are bad; the relations between Lumumba and the Belgian government are execrable.
- Congo, independent for barely two months, is on the brink of implosion and confusion is high at the top of the state.