Although his sentence was reduced, former cabinet director Vital Kamerhe has been found guilty of “misappropriation” of public funds. His ... party, the "Union pour la Nation Congolaise" (UNC), has denounced this “political trial” and threatened to “no longer participate in [state] institutions.” This could cause further upheaval within the ruling “Union Sacrée” alliance
As the board responsible for appointing the executive secretary prepares to meet on 10 June, Tshisekedi continues to press for Mukela’s leadership of the SADC.
According to our sources, Mukela, whose challenger is Botswana’s Elias Magosi, requested and received approval from President Tshisekedi for a delegation to be sent to the board’s five member countries (Angola, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania).
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The delegation includes Mukela, Christophe Lutundula (foreign minister), Claude Ibalanky (who coordinates the national monitoring mechanism of the Addis Ababa Agreement) and a team of experts.