The Democratic Republic of Congo is mourning the death of gospel diva Marie Misamu Ngolo who died on the January 16 after a heart attack. She was 41 years old.
Thousands of fans came out in their numbers to pay their last respect to a woman who is believed to have changed the lives of many.
Michael who is a painter says painting a portrait of the singer is the only thing he can offer to the artiste and also her fans.
“Like everyone, I was very shocked with the passing of sister Marie Misamu. An idea suddenly struck me that we should give what we have. So I told myself the day the body will arrive, I will make an effort to present her portrait to the public,” he said.
The heightened security does not prevent the fans from expressing their loss, even as a stampede broke out.