Supporters of former Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Tuesday challenged the final recall measure in the Democratic Republic of the Congo of three ambassadors appointed by the former head of state accused of « serious failings ».
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not given details of the faults committed by two DRC representatives to the United Nations in New York, Ignace Gata Mavita and to the specialized UN bodies in Geneva, Zénon Mukongo.
“The Minister of State’s decision was not deliberated in the Council of Ministers. Consequently, it acted, by usurping the competences which are not recognized to him ”, denounced the senator Francine Muyumba, president of the commission of External relations of the Congolese Senate.
« The President of the Republic appoints and relieves them of their duties and, if necessary, dismisses ambassadors and special envoys on a proposal from the government deliberated in the Council of Ministers, » she said in her written statement received by the AFP.
“The two ambassadors were punished for supporting China’s position on the Xinjiang Autonomous Region at the 41st session of the Human Rights Council and the 3rd session of the UN General Assembly in October, a senator from the Front commun pour le Congo (FCC), the political family of former President Kabila, told AFP.
As for the DRC ambassador to Japan, Ramazani Bin Kithima, accused of having robbed the building of the Congolese diplomatic representation in Tokyo, he indicated “that this is a slanderous distortion of the facts to conceal the real culprits of this looting of heritage in an organized gang ”, in a press release received by AFP.
The three ambassadors were appointed by former President Joseph Kabila. They are dismissed by the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, a friend of the new head of state, Félix Tshisekedi.
Tshisekedi signed a coalition agreement with his predecessor, whose supporters have the majority of seats in the National Assembly, the Senate, and provincial assemblies.