Failed DRC coup was reportedly planned just across South Africa’s border

A recent revelation has implicated the Kingdom of eSwatini in a failed coup attempt against the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), adding another layer of complexity to the volatile political landscape in the region.

According to City Press sources, the plot was hatched, armed, and rehearsed within eSwatini’s borders before being launched on Sunday.

The foiled coup attempt saw the swift apprehension of two key figures: Reuben Zalman-Polun, a Jewish American citizen, and Marcel, the 21-year-old son of Christian Malanga, a prominent opposition figure in the DRC.

Congolese-American rebel leader Christian Malanga was shot dead along with several others.

While details remain shrouded in secrecy, their arrests point towards a potentially explosive international conspiracy with implications extending beyond the DRC’s borders.

Sources claim that eSwatini, a small landlocked monarchy nestled within South Africa, served as a convenient staging ground for the operation.

Its proximity to the DRC, coupled with its own internal political complexities, could have provided fertile ground for clandestine activities to go undetected.

The alleged involvement of a foreign national like Zalman-Polun raises serious questions about external influences and motives behind the coup attempt.

Similarly, the participation of a prominent opposition figure’s son suggests internal dissent and potential fractures within the DRC’s political landscape.

Meanwhile, eSwatini authorities have remained silent, raising concerns about transparency and potential complicity.

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