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Moïse Katumbi Wants To Be Elected President Of DRC


Moïse Katumbi Wants To Be Elected President Of DRC

Although Congolese tycoon Moise Katumbi faces arrest on return to his country, he has announced intentions to vie for the DRC presidency in the December polls.

Katumbi launched a campaign Monday to be elected president in polls sand has unveiled the “Together for Change” party from exile in South Africa.

“We will fight the battle to take power — and we will win,” said Katumbi at a meeting of several hundred supporters at a hotel outside Johannesburg.

“This fight and the successful transfer of power are national issues… so we have decided to establish a political movement known as ‘Together for Change’.”

Democratic Republic of Congo’s election was originally scheduled for late 2016, but has been twice delayed, leading to unrest in the vast mineral-rich country.

Western powers have accepted the delay with reluctance, hoping it will avoid bloodshed.

But Katumbi faces an outstanding sentence of three years imprisonment over a property deal and has spent three years in exile in Belgium as a result.

Congolese authorities have vowed to arrest him if he returns.


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