Patrice Lumumba the first prime minister of Congo, father of the Congolese independence, a hero not only in Congo but also all over Africa was mutetela (from Tetela ethnic group). When he became the voice of the Congolese unity, voice of the independence from the colonizers, he was crowned protector of the mutetela’s. He was given leopard skin hat, symbolizing the “Guerrier Léopard”.
That’s where he decided that the leopard will be the symbol of the Congolese independence from the Belgians,not only does it represent their strength but also their perseverance to remain free as people. It’s also a wake up call to the Congolese youth of today, a wake up call to become young “Guerrier Leopard” and like their fore fathers to stand up and take charge, to protect their home, to protect Congo.
- 4.2 oz, 100% combed + ring-spun cotton