Contrary to social media reports of purported plans by the military to take over power in Congo-Brazzaville and end President Denis Sassou Nguesso’s 39-year stay as president, the country’s Minister of Information, Mr Thierry Moungalla, has debunked such reports, labeling them as “fanciful”.
In a post on X, formally Twitter, the minister called on the citizens to go about their activities and assured the public of calm.
“URGENT: Fanciful information suggests serious events that are underway at Brazzaville. The government denies this fake news. We reassure public opinion about the calm that reigns and invite people to calmly go about their activities”. he said.
President Dennis Sassou Nguesso, 79, who has been in power for a combined 39 years, is reported to be in the US at the moment.