February 9, 2022

DR Congo Exposes Bid To ‘Destabilise Government’

According to the presidential spokesman, investigators in the Democratic Republic of Congo have “serious evidence” pointing to crimes against national security.

Kasongo Mwema said such an attempt to “destabilise democratic institutions” would not be permitted in a statement read on state television on Tuesday night.

It comes after the arrest on Saturday of François Beya, President Félix Tshisekedi’s special security adviser.

It happened as the president was in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, for an African Union summit.

Protests erupted in response to the president’s detention, with members of the president’s party taking to the streets.

On Tuesday, the president’s spokesman claimed that investigations were underway and that the situation was under control.

The government’s and the president’s silence since Saturday has fuelled fears of instability in the country.

Mr. Beya and his attorneys have made no public statements in response to the arrest.

Source: Opemsuo.com/ Emmanuel Owusu Anti

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