Mrs Opanga Pauline Lumumba-wife of the deposed Congolese Premier Patrice Lumumba-was seen in a highly distressed condition January 19 hut in the native quarter of Leopoldville.
Mrs Lumumba with friends. Man holds Roland.
CU Mrs Lumumba.
SV Mrs Lumumba holding son Roland Gilbert.
SV Mrs Lumumba sits on ground talking.
SV Mrs Lumumba holds face.
CU Mrs Lumumba waves hands.
CU Roland Gilbert, Mrs Lumumba's son.
CU Mrs Lumumba waves hands-appears upset.
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Background: Mrs Opanga Pauline Lumumba-wife of the deposed Congolese Premier Patrice Lumumba-was seen in a highly distressed condition January 19 hut in the native quarter of Leopoldville. She had just returned from her appeal to the United Nations for the return of her husband. Seated with her was her two-year-old son Roland Gilbert.
But she - and the wives of Lumumba's fellow prisoners Maurice Mpolo and Joseph Okito-were given no firm promise by UN authorities, and had to return home. Mrs Lumumba-who had also requested to visit her husband, said: "We spoke to a man and asked him to help get our husbands back because we have no money."
Mr Lumumba was transferred Jan 18 from imprisonment at Camp hardy at Thysville to a Katanga prison. In a statement Jan 19 mr Tshombe, self-styled President of Katanga Province, refused to indicate where Mr Lumumba was. He also denied he had been beaten by his soldiers.
The United Nations Conciliation Commission was to arrive in the Congo Republic Jan 21. It was said they "were determined to see Mr Lumumba".