Letter: Presidential fine

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The Independent Online
Sir: The courts have just imposed massive fines to deprive a fraudster of his ill-gotten gains (Report, 9 May). The UN, through the International Court at the Hague, should do the same to President Mobutu, whose personal aggrandisement deprived his country's public and municipal infrastructure of proper maintenance. This would only be a starter towards the rebuilding of the ravage done to this potentially rich but poverty-stricken country and be a warning to any future dictator.

KENNETH C McCRAE

Castle Douglas

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