Moise Katumbi Chapwe is an Italian Sephardic Jew on his father’s side and a Congolese on his mother’s side. He is the Congolese personality who most strongly symbolizes African revival.
He is a businessman controlling many compagnies and, since the first democratic elections of the RDC Congo, he is the gouvernor of Katanga, a region as big as France and a veritable treasure house of raw materials essential.
For many Africans, he represents the new providential politician, capable of raising the Katangans out of their poverty, in the manner of the biblical Moses, whences he draws inspiration.
Moise Katumbi is rich enough not to have to pillage his province, he regularly uses football and television to reinforce his popularity.