General Joseph Mobutu attended a passing-out parade of technical and engineering officer cadets at the Kinshasa Military School in December.
SV president Mobutu reviews guard of honour at Kinshasa Military School
SV INT. Commanding Officer addresses officer cadets
SV Officer cadets
LV Officer speaking
CU Women seated (wives and relatives)
SCU Cadet receives medal from officer; new gendarmerie officer
SV Mobutu presents another citation
SV Officers and wives
CU Eugene Njoku, new Governor, seated.
CU Officer addressing guests
SV Police officers seated
CU Commander Mangoma
SV Police officers applaud
SV Police band heads march-past
CU Governor Njoku applauds
SV March-past by police. (5 shots)
Initials JH/AW/VC/1100 JH/AW/VH/1116
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Background: General Joseph Mobutu attended a passing-out parade of technical and engineering officer cadets at the Kinshasa Military School in December. At nearby Camp Lufungula, police and security forces staged a march-past before the Governor of the city of Kinshasa.
President Mobutu personally presented the certificate of graduation to 18 commissioned and non-commissioned officer cadets. The cadets graduated after 15 months of training at the school which was founded by the Congo-Kinshasa head of state.
Sub-Lieutenant of Gendarmerie Yeke who had done particularly well at the school, was awarded the Lieutenant General Joseph Dosire Mobutu Prize for his work.
During the ceremony, at which a number of wives and relatives were present, the commanding officer of the school addressed the men.
At Camp Lufungula, on the outskirts of Kinshasa, Eugene Njoko, the new Governor of the city of Kinshasa, reviewed a parade of police and security forces. Commandant Mangoma was among those watching the parade. Others were administrative leaders of Kinshasa, the Commander of the Congolese National Army and the Inspector-General of the National Police. The security personal participating in the parade were under the command of M. Njoko.