Gérard Mulumba Kalemba

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Gérard Mulumba Kalemba (8 July 1937 – 15 April 2020) was a Congolese prelate of the Catholic Church.

Born in Kananga, Mulumba Kalemba was ordained to the priesthood in 1967. He was appointed bishop of Mweka in 1989, serving until his retirement in 2017.[1] His brother, Étienne Tshisekedi, and nephew, Félix Tshisekedi, both served as President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2]

On 15 April 2020, during the DR Congo coronavirus pandemic, Mulumba Kalemba died due to COVID-19 in Kinshasa. He was 82.[2]


  1. ^ "Bishop Gérard Mulumba Kalemba". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b "RDC: l'oncle du président Tshisekedi, Gérard Mulumba Kalemba, meurt du coronavirus" (in French). Radio France Internationale. 15 April 2020. Retrieved 16 April 2020.