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Threat of resignation and pressure on President Tshisekedi – La Libre Afrique

Each day its new episode in the saga born from the tabling of the Minaku-Sakata bill in the National Assembly. This time, after the arrest of Justice Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Célestin Tunda on Saturday, it was up to the Prime Minister and the entire PPRD family to take out the heavy artillery.

The Minaku-Sakata bill, tabled in the wake of the conviction of the director of cabinet to President Tshisekedi, aims to limit the prerogatives of prosecutors and strengthen the power of the Minister of Justice over these magistrates.

As soon as this proposal was made public, the political opposition shouted in denial of democracy, while some, close to the FCC partner in the ruling majority, launched a protest movement both in the National Assembly and in the street.

Friday, another episode of this war between FCC and Cach. The President of the Republic discovers – or pretends to discover – thanks to one of the ministers of his obedience that the text of the Minaku-Sakata bill that the government is examining in the Council of Ministers has in fact already been returned with agreement to the National Assembly.

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The Minister of Justice bypassed the legal process, thus prohibiting the President of the Republic from being able to interfere in the process followed by this text of law. Saturday, the court of cassation, ad hoc body to judge a minister in office, has the Minister of Justice arrested at his home. The Minister is transferred to the Court before being released.

This Sunday, after some rowdy statements from the PPRD, notably through its secretary general Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary who made the headlines on social networks with his cries of victory and his “No one can intimidate us”, it is Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga’s turn to carry the knife in the wound. (see his mail below)

The Prime Minister condemns the “arbitrary arrest” of his Minister of Justice, insists that the Deputy Prime Ministers met and condemned this vexatious action by the Congolese justice. In the process, he suggests that the government could resign. A little further, he appealed to the President of the Republic, guarantor of respect for the laws and the Constitution.

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By this mail; the FCC once again reminds who is the real boss at the top of the state and the precariousness in which his allies are. By (re) hitting the nail of the potential resignation, the chief of the executive once again raises the specter of the end of the FCC-Cach coalition, for a cohabitation regime in which the government would be entirely in the hands of the Kabbalist family, leaving President Tshisekedi alone on his island. Sylvestre Ilunga’s statement also reminds the president of his obligations, stressing that even the head of state is not immune to the omnipotence of the FCC, which has an absolute majority in the national parliament.

The complex union between FCC and Cach, born of an agreement – not the result of the election and the will of the people – is increasingly strained. But so far, the two partners, despite the great posturing, threats and invective, have gone hand in hand. The bosses of this deal have understood for a long time that they had more to lose than to gain in a divorce.

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