National Order of Zaire|
This order was established on December 2, 1968. It is issued in the traditional five classes in both a military and civilian division for services to the state. It is the nation's third highest award.
Two Grand Officer Stars with non-enameled inscriptions. De Greef of Brussels made the Civilian Division version. Arthus Bertrand of Paris made the Military Division version. As the relationship between Mobutu and the Belgian authorities chilled, the contract for the manufacture of Zaire's medals was moved to the French firm. In part this also was done to recognize France's support during the internal insurrections in Zaire.
Grand Officer Plaques
Civilian Division by De Greef & Military Division by Arthus Bertrand
National Order of Zaire DRC Knight Military Division,
Commander Civilian Division & Zaire Knight Civilian Division
Order of Zaire (DRC Officer) and Plaque.
Order of Zaire Grand Cross
with ribbon from Zaire