Row In DR Congo As Kabila's Brother Stripped Of Office
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Thu 06th May 2021 | 06:30 PM
Lubumbashi, DR Congo, May 6 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th May, 2021 ) :The younger brother of DR Congo's powerful ex-president Joseph Kabila was sacked Thursday as governor of an eastern province, in a move that sparked an angry response from Kabila loyalists.
The move marks a further retrenchment for supporters of Kabila, who ruled the Democratic Republic of Congo for 18 years.
In a tussle with the Kabila camp, Tshisekedi this year won over a majority of MPs in the National Assembly in Kinshasa, enabling him to end a coalition government with the pro-Kabila FCC and appoint his own prime minister.
Tshisekedi also wields a majority in the Senate and provincial assemblies. The younger Kabila was the last of the 26 governors in the vast DRC not to have declared support for him.
The FCC -- the Common Front for Congo (FCC) -- reacted furiously to his sacking, saying democratic procedures had been flouted.
The motion against Kabila, signed by 13 pro-Tshisekedi provincial deputies, accused him of "poor governance, lack of respect for the institution of the Provincial Assembly and for the national authorities."Marie-Ange Mushobekwa, an FCC MP, said on Twitter that the younger Kabila was "someone who works for the good of the Nation and whose positive acts are appreciated by his public."'You want to fire him and retain flatterers who achieve nothing," she said.