Blaise Masinga was raised to be a very ethical and upright individual. He grew up in a Mennonite home where faith in God had a central role in the development of his sense of ethics. Mennonites are a large denomination of the Protestant Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Blaise’s childhood was uneventful. He attended a Catholic school (Institut de la Fraternity) in Kikwit, Bandundu. He wanted to go to University, but was unable to do so due to the chaos that reigned in Congo at the time. The 1990’s were the twilight years of the dictatorship of Mobutu Seseko (former Congolese President). The political situation in DRC was very uncertain. Corruption and incidents of torture were reported daily. The university was functioning so poorly that many qualified students—like Blaise—were not admitted. High levels of corruption made it impossible for poor students to be admitted.
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