Spanish doctor kidnapped in DRC

2010-04-10 13:08

Madrid - The Spanish Foreign Ministry confirmed on Saturday that a Spanish doctor had been kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The ministry named the doctor as Mario Zarza and said his family was in contact with the Spanish embassy in Kinshasa.

The announcement confirmed a report by Congolese Information Minister Lambert Mende, who said on Thursday that a Spanish doctor had been abducted, but did not identify him.

The Spanish Foreign Ministry gave no details of the kidnapping, but Spanish media said the doctor had been on holiday and was seized on April 1 when his boat was captured by Enyele rebels on the river Congo.