Secretary-General condemns attack on Congolese doctorListen /
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has condemned an attack that took place at the home of a leading doctor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Charles Appel reports.
The home of Dr. Denis Mukwege was vandalized on Thursday night and his family held at gunpoint by armed men, according to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General. His security guard was ultimately killed.
Dr. Mukwege is the founder and Director-General of the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, South Kivu Province in the eastern DRC.
The Secretary-General says Dr. Mukwege's extraordinary and heroic work has saved the lives of tens of thousands of Congolese, many thousands of them women and girls who have been victims of sexual violence in eastern DRC.
The doctor continues to be a force for good and Panzi Hospital is a haven for the most vulnerable.
The Secretary-General calls on the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to ensure the safety and security of Dr. Mukwege and his family and to make every effort to identify the perpetrators of this attack and hold them accountable.
Charles Appel, United Nations