AFP was contacted by the MLC spokesman Germain Kambinga with news the men’s detention on Sunday morning. Mr Babala Wandu was detained at his home in the Congolese capital Kinshasa on Saturday night. The International Court of Justice had issued the arrest warrant.
Mr Musamba is reported to have been arrested at Zaventem Airport, near Brussels when he returned from a foreign trip. The Federal Judicial authorities told the Belgian press agency Belga that they have “no information” about Mr Musamba having been detained.
Jean-Pierre Bemba is currently on trial at the International Court of Justice in The Hague for crimes against humanity and war crimes that his militia committed in 2002 and 2003.