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Katumbi is in a sea of trouble!

Moise Katumbi, the Presidential Candidate in Exile, which is slated to return back to the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is in a loads of trouble, even his home province, Haut-Katanga and Lubumbashi , the Mayor have denied his entry. This is happening as there are still orders from the Attorney General Flory Kabange Numbi have put in an order to arrest him. This for allegations of hiring mercenaries and other criminal activity. Therefore, when he arrives and possibly lands in the DRC. The Authorities will detain him on the charges and significantly silence him.

So the biggest challenger to the current leadership in the DRC, could when he returns from exile become a random criminal and state property. Wonder if the same would have happen if Felix Tshisekedi would return from exile. Because both of these two are the main challengers. Already, have Jean-Pierre Bemba arrived and registered himself a candidate for the supposed election this December 2018. Why I say supposed, is there been scheduled elections since 2016 and never ceased to appear. So, I lack of faith concerning CENI and the will of Joseph Kabila to be succeeded.

Katumbi are vilified by the authorities and that is shown by all now. That is evident as the news of his arrest when returning to campaign for the up-coming ghost-election, where we don’t know if Kabila will re-run or make some sort of play. Since he is keeping silence … and just trying to play it out. While holding all grips to power and not letting anyone else have the upper-hand.

I am not shocked by this news, the Ensemble would be in trouble, because they are top-challenger and totally different from the current stalemate in Kinshasa. There are nothing showing that Kabila or allies planning to swiftly depart or give another leader the possibility to become President. The government are still all surrounded by loyalists of Kabila and nothing else seem visible.

Therefore, Tshisekedi and Katumbi, are both people who are troublemakers for Kabila, because they stark contrast to him. Bemba is his former Vice-President and he knows how to co-operate with him. That is maybe why Kabila have let him and accept his return after 10 years in prison in Europe.

Who knows, what is up next and what will happen, but Katumbi will not have soft landing. He will be called out for everything, we can even anticipate treason charges and such. Because that is what illegitimate government does. They will take the ones and try to destroy the ones who comes in good faith and tries to secure a peaceful transition. While doing what they can to corrupt the greedy.

Kabila is not playing and he will not give up power easily. That is why he is still there on throne and no one else is in sight. Peace.

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Today, Kabila held his fairy-tale speech!

Today, Joseph Kabila, the man who has been done with second term on 19th December 2016, which means he has been now 1 year and 7 months on overtime. If you calculate it in days it has been 577 days. That is a long time. Kabila has clearly not only violated the constitution, but the rights for staying in office. He has postponed elections through 2016, done the same after a CENCO Agreement that was supposed to hold an election during the end of 2017. Which didn’t happen either. We are now in July 2018 and still no real signs of an election. Other than new timelines from CENI and a problematic trade off of machines from South Korea.

Therefore, his speech today wasn’t showing signs of anything, other than the usual suspect and defense of sovereign state. There was nothing said that couldn’t been said elsewhere. Kabila could have been any leader anywhere. The speech that doesn’t say if he standing himself as a candidate, if he is accepting the real opposition or not.

Extracted speech from Kabila:

Today, our democratic model has proved its worth, and everyone who tried to improvise as a lesson-maker understood this well. The Congo has never given a lesson to anyone, it is not willing to receive in this area and especially not from those who murdered democracy in this country and elsewhere on the continent” (…) “it is neither the gratuitous and unfounded accusations nor indiscriminate pressures or threats, even less the arbitrary and unjust sanctions that will divert the Congolese from the path that they have drawn themselves voluntarily and freely” (…) “from the contingencies of external financing and, consequently, from blackmail of all kinds in order to create the best conditions for our people. give full legitimacy to those who win these consultations” (…) “Far from being complacent, let alone arrogance, it is a responsible political option that gives meaning to our independence and our national dignity” (…) “The Congo will live forever as a free nation and as a sovereign and independent state” (Joseph Kabila, 19.07.2018).

That Kabila should be more careful and wonder why he is still around, as he has been ruling this republic for two long. He has been the President since his father died and had years without a mandate in the first election in 2006 and than again in 2011. Therefore, with the end of 2016, he should have given the mantle to the next one. Instead, Kabila have done whatever he can linger in power. There is no signs of him stepping down. Especially considering he recently put UN Sanctioned Military Officials in high-ranking positions in the Army. Therefore, expect Kabila not to respect the Constitution or the people.

He shouldn’t be there 577 days on overtime. Kabila has nothing to give the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is only there too loot a bit more and secure his wealth, he is not there because he cares of the governance or service delivery. Kabila is there for selfish reasons and misuse power. The military and the rest is just his props.

The proof is in the pudding. Someone who has used insurgency, used all tricks and all excuses, the lack of funding for the Elections, the lack of care for running the government while becoming wealthy himself. He is showing his arrogance with his speech. There is nothing he will deliver, since he hasn’t been delivering before and will not start now.

He can use cool words, but when your still in power and not respecting the laws yourself. You should not speak of legitimacy, when your illegitimate yourself. Peace.

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