In accordance with paragraph 2 (g) of the Guidelines for the conduct of its work, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo makes accessible a narrative summary of reasons for the listing for individuals, groups, undertakings and entities included in its sanctions list.
Gédéon Kyungu Mutanga Wa Bafunkwa Kanonga was listed on 1 January 2018 pursuant to criteria set out in resolution paragraph 7 (e) of resolution 2293 (2016) as reaffirmed in resolution 2360 (2017).
As he was the leader of the Bakata Katanga militia (a.k.a. Kata Katanga) between 2011-2014, Gedeon Kyungu Mutanga was involved in serious human rights abuses such as killings and attacks against civilians, notably in rural zones of the Katanga province. As Commander of the armed group Bakata Katanga, which is guilty of serious human rights violations and war crimes, including attacks against civilians, in south-east DRC. Gedeon Kyungu Mutanga is therefore a threat to the peace, stability and security of DRC.