Well, the Presidential Spokesperson for the government, Lambert Mende have announced the successor of Joseph Kabila for the upcoming elections this December 2018. The former minister of Interior, who had this cabinet post until February 2018. Therefore, the loyalist and Kabalist are clearly favoured by the party, the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD) and Kabila himself.
What is special about Shadari is that he is sanctioned by European Union and United Nations on the 29.05.2017, where his asset was frozen. As the directive states: “All assets of the listed persons and entities should be frozen. It is also prohibited to make any funds or assets directly or indirectly available to them”. Therefore, the Presidential Candidate and the successor of Kabila is already under fire and questionable at best. As his assets in the West is frozen. No one is allowed to business with him.
From the UK sanctions profile, this was written about him:
“DOB: 29/11/1960. POB: Kasongo, DRC a.k.a: (1) MULANDA, Emmanuel, Ramazani, Shadari (2) SHADARY Nationality: DRC Position: Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Security Other Information: EU listing. Listed on: 30/05/2017 Last Updated: 30/05/2017 Group ID: 13466” (HM Government – ‘Financial Sanctions Notice – 30/05/2017 – Democratic Republic of the Congo).
Therefore, he is already a known figure, with limited rights abroad, as his association with the PPRD and the Kabila government have been costly in that regard.
We can wonder he has picked this man, but he has gone through the ranks, if this is a ploy or a loyal figure head who knows, but it is questionable at best. That Kabila and Mende, the whole PPRD have planned something that is for sure, the previous leader, minister and PPRD parliamentary group chair. Will certainly continue on the same line as his predecessor.
We just have to see, but seeing who he picked, you know there is more too it. However, just not official yet as the PPRD reached the deadline for announcing their candidate for the race. Peace.