MOBUTU MEETS WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE BINZA GROUP

Created: 11/27/1965

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MOBUTU MEETS WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE BINZA GROUP

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. ON THE NIGHT OFFTER COMPLETING HIS SUCCESSFUL COUP D'ETAT, GENERAL JOSEPH MOBUTU MET WITH HIS COUSIN, EX-FINANCE MINISTER JEAN LITHO, AND THE MEMBERS OF

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PLACE CONTROL* ABOVE TOP BLACK UNE AND BELOW BOTTOM BLACK LINE

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H|iMEMBERS URGED 'MOBUTU TO ACT QUICKLY TO

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"WT HE TAKE^E:

PERSONS IN WHOSE LOYALTY AND ABILITY HE HASTO THE KEY MINISTERIAL POSTS. THOSE PRESENT TOLDCONSIDER THE MINISTER IES OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENSE AND FINANCE TO BE THE CRITICAL MINISTERIES.

SHOULD STRESS HIS STRONG-MAN ROLE BY LIMITINGWITH THE VARIOUS PROVINCIAL AND PARTY LEADERS TOTWO MINISTERIAL CANDIDATES FROM EACH PROVINCE- THEYTHAT HE DISTRIBUTE MINISTERIAL POSITIONS WITHOUTLEADERS TO DETERMINE WHICH PARTICULAR MINISTRIESFOR THEJR PROVINCES.

GROUP RECOMMENDED THAT MOBUTU ENDEAVOR TO OBTAINOF THE SMALL CLASS OF EDUCATED CONGOLESE BY APPOINTINGOF YOUNG INTELLECTUALS TO IMPORTANT POSTS WITHIN THE GOVT.

THE COURSE OF THE MEETING MOBUTU AGREED TOAND LITHO TO THE MINISTERIAL POSTS THEY HADBA GOVT. HE ALSO INDICATED THAT HE WOULD NAMEMINISTER.SOME MEMBERS OF THE GROUP

THAT LITHO IS NOT QUALIFIED TO HOLD THE FINANCE

PORTFOLIO BUT THEY RECOGNIZE THAT HE IS MOBUTU'S FIRST COUSIN ANDI RELEASE

HAIL BAR JIM UNDERSTAND THAT MOBUTU WANTS HIM IN THE GOVT.)

PLACE OONTKOLf, lOVE TOP BLACK LINE AND BELOW EOT) LACK LINE

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