Former Minister of Relations with Parliament, Tryphon Kin Kiey Mulumba publicly stated in an interview with Congolese National Radio Television: « We have over-personalized the CENCO agreement on the Tshisekedi person. Now that God has taken him back … this agreement no longer has any legitimacy … The MP can go as quickly as possible to the popular consultations « . Known for his shattering media outlets, Tryphon Kin Kiey Mulumba once again reflected out loud. May be several other executives of the Presidential Majority believe with him. A view that departs from the current political phase in the DRC.
Etienne Tshisekedi was a bearer of the aspirations of the Congolese people, which can be summarized in a constant desire to see the establishment of a political regime in the DRC that is not only democratic but capable of not only abolishing, reducing poverty, Suffering, its rate of chapping exacerbated, but also, why not, increase its GDP that closes the list of those around the world. These evils make up the words that Congolese use to make sentences, which express their desire to witness a change of system.
The fighter for democracy ended his stay on earth, however, what he fought for most of his political career will not leave with him in his sepulcher. Poverty, unemployment, injustice and insecurity will continue to erode the Congolese society after Etienne Tshisekedi. The decision of the Congolese people to fight against a ruling class that plunges it into misery has shown more than once that the Congolese no longer have any limits in the quest for the assurance of its survival.
2015, the street sulks the street chief
Etienne Tshisekedi was for many Congolese a myth, a sage, a gentleman who knew everything he said and did, to such a degree that his followers even believed in his mistakes. But for one of the few times, the Congolese, mainly the Kinois, said NO to the appeal of the sage of the tenth street of Limete, to fight at the cost of their blood, paragraph 2 of the article 8 of the electoral law presented to the national assembly by the then Minister of the Interior, Evariste Boshab and voted by the national deputies.
At this precise moment the head of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress disapproves of the marches initiated by the Dynamics of the opposition and calls the socio-political actors get around a discussion table to resolve the electoral crisis, and pave the way for future elections. His heavy voice could not weigh enough to the protesters’ ears. Only the withdrawal of paragraph 2 of the electoral law by the Senate managed to calm down the inflamed street. The failure of the draft electoral law in 2015 undoubtedly revealed to the world how far the Congolese people are able to go in their fight.
Resolution 2277, another obstacle to the referendum in the DRC
March 29, 2016, the UN Security Council held by the five veto-holding powers affirmed its determination to maintain peace in the DRC, without which the Great Lakes Region would collapse in the KO. This resolution, labeled dicta, attributed, or almost, the police authority to elements of MONUSCO to ensure its presence on land to avoid, at election time, the slippages of the Congolese power.
Moreover, the same resolution challenged the Congolese political actors of the majority and the opposition to dialogue to organize elections in accordance with the Congolese constitution. By making a sort of substitution of the Congolese National Police (PNC) by the UN forces and by evoking the respect of the constitution, which are questions of the internal policy of the DRC, the UN Security Council clearly shows that ‘it is not willing to let the Congolese executive lead things as it sees fit.
This United Nations body, which, however, remained an observer on the Congolese and Rwandan constitutional revisions, monitors the political situation in the DRC in a constant manner, constantly insisting on the alternation to power. The video conference it had with the Catholic Bishops, mediators of the negotiations of the Interdiocesan Center in Kinshasa, is a telling proof of the impatience of the Security Council to reap the benefits of its approach initiated since almost a year.