Some call Harish Jagtani the “Indian Dan Gertler”, after the sulphurous Israeli businessman, friend of Joseph Kabila. The former head of state of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has denied any relationship with this Indian businessman. RFI provides new evidence of this proximity and has continued its investigation. Not only has Mr. Jagtani built an empire in the land of Joseph Kabila in less than 15 years, but his family and associates now have significant assets in the Congo, as abroad, and have come to join forces to the biggest groups like the American Hilton and the French Accor.
On October 28, 2015, Harish Jagtani celebrates its fortieth anniversary in style. The businessman decided to celebrate it in India, his country of origin, in his luxurious residence in Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan. The millionaire named it “LV” in tribute to Louis Vuitton, one of his favorite luxury brands. However, it is not Mr. Jagtani who is the center of attention. The guest of honor is Olive Lembe di Sita, first lady of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It is in this tumultuous Central African country that the Indian businessman has lived for twenty years and made his fortune under the presidency of the husband of “Maman Olive”, Joseph Kabila, who came to power in 2001. .
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In the photos of the event, Olive Lembe di Sita is dressed in a sumptuous white dress and seems to love the couple, young, rich like her. “ Harish seduces with his very polite manners and his ambitious projects “Says a Congolese businessman annoyed by Mr. Jagtani’s success. A dozen photos obtained by Radio France Internationale (RFI) attest to the warm relationships between the couple of Indian millionaires and the wife of Joseph Kabila. The now former head of state does not appear in any image. After the publication of our first survey, he denied, through the voice of his project manager, any relationship with this businessman today at the heart of several scandals.