On Thursday, Gbagbo checked in at Belgium’s main airport, as he flies back to Abidjan. After 10 years of legal procedures, the International Criminal Court confirmed their “Not Guilty” verdict in the case related to the 2011 post-electoral violence, allowing the former president to head back to his country.
Toure added: “He wants to play his part in trying to reconcile Ivorians.”
Gbagbo’s acquittal and scheduled return has galvanizing his supporters, who believe his prosecution was politically motivated. They’ve begun preparations to welcome their former leader.