The results of the investigation opened in France on the causes of the death of the Congolese opponent, Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas have put an end to the rumours of polonium poisoning that flooded the Web.
There is no longer any doubt about the cause of death of Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas. According to the conclusions of the investigation opened in France to find out the causes of the sudden death of the opponent to the regime of President Denis Sassou N’Guesso, the lungs of the 61-year-old « were very altered ».
The communiqué reporting on these conclusions also states that « the autopsy carried out on 23 March 2021 concluded that cardiorespiratory failure was due to severe bilateral diffuse pneumopathy compatible with the Congolese medical finding of Covid 19, contamination with the SARS-CoV-2 virus being confirmed by molecular virology ».
The same press release reveals that after taking off from Brazzaville for France, the medical plane on board which included a ‘medical doctor’ and the ‘family doctor’ of Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas, made a first stop in Chad and a second in Algeria. It was at the moment of take-off after the second stopover that ‘the state of health of Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas worsened’.
According to the prosecutor’s office, the patient’s death ‘was noted on 22 March 2021 at 1.40am (0.40am GMT, editor’s note) while the plane carrying him from Brazzaville had landed at 1.35am at Paris-Le Bourget airport’.
These conclusions sound the death knell for rumours of polonium poisoning and prove Jean-Jacques Yhombi Opango, a close ally of the deceased, right. For this close ally, who spoke out on the issue even before the publication of the results of the investigation, the rumours spread and reporting the poisoning of his ally are only a « false story ». He continued: « Whoever posted it on social networks just wanted to create a buzz.
The Covid-19 that got the better of Denis Sassou N’Guesso’s challenger was only detected on Friday 19 March, the last day of campaigning for the presidential elections of 21 March 2021.