The U.S. Embassy is deeply concerned about the accusations of mercenary activities that were reportedly made during Minister of Justice Alexis Thambwe Mwamba’s press conference on May 4 and that we believe to be false. We are aware of the detention on April 24th of an American citizen who was working in Katanga as a security advisor. Mr. Darryl Lewis was not armed and allegations he was involved in mercenary activity are false. We understand that he works with a private American company that provides consulting services to clients around the world.
From: Public Affairs Section