Today, there been reports of a 4 hour meeting between President Felix Tshisekedi and former President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa. Not long ago that Tshisekedi was inaugurated as President. The FCC-CACH agreement is really going into fruition.
Why can really wonder what went down, as even the Press Service of the Head of State or the President have not delivered any statement on the meeting. The 4 hours between the men us apparently not recorded. Who knows if the previous President is ensuring his own benefits and his allies. So, that the new President is not following or looking into the cronyism of the predecessor.
Even as the PR Team of the President is saying the meeting was friendly and they was hugging. That is not strange, as the Tshisekedi has made deals with the FCC and needs the support of the predecessors MPs and such. As they have majority in the Parliament, the CACH alliance has lesser power there. That is why Kabila is all smiles, because he can wine and dine… and get the deals he wants.
This is just another proof of the questionable behaviour and the secret dealings that was before the announcement of the polls of the 30th December 2018 Elections. The results was announced on the 6th January 2019, as well as the inauguration was done on the 24th January 2019.
We can wonder if this is a continuation of the back-room deal and if there are some requests, that the PR Team of the President doesn’t want public. When a meeting like this is made, it is not only to get advice or even tricks of the trade. But since there was a peaceful transition, there are some coins and what leverage the predecessor have.
That Kabila was in a good mood is that he is not in office, but surely lingering around the chambers of power. He might not be the Head of State, but surely have reach still. There has been nothing ceased of his businesses or any assets, which has been looted an mass. Therefore, the reign of Tshisekedi will only prove to be a change. When they are able to address the corruption of the previous one.
Kabila is surely still the king, since he seems to be untouchable, also the same with his cronies who even given a Golden Handshake as they are retired. Tshisekedi are doing this, as this was one of the last decrees of the regime of Kabila.
Clearly, we can wonder what they talked about today. Since, it was nothing official from the meeting. Than, we can start to speculate. Tshisekedi looks like second fiddle, as he doesn’t have the courage to be transparent about a simple meeting at his residence today. Peace.