Kabund still in prison, his entourage growing impatient

In the DRC, deputy Jean-Marc Kabund, former leader of the presidential party that swung into opposition to power in place, remains in prison despite Friday’s decision by the Court of Cassation to place him under house arrest. Unacceptable, according to the DRC. to his political party.

The opponent arrested on Tuesday, declared presidential candidate for 2023, is accused in particular of contempt for President Felix Tshisekedi. He was supposed to leave prison on Friday night, but he is still languishing there. The prosecution has not yet appointed the police officers to keep an eye on him.

This is unacceptable, says Kabund’s political party.

“The Court of Cassation issued a ruling that placed President Jean-Marc Kabund under house arrest, but it is surprising to note that he is still at the level of Makala Central Prison to this day. Why? We suspect that there is political interference which is disturbing, and which has meant that the procedure has not been carried out so far, emphasizes Maître Emmanuelli Kahaya, director of Kabund’s cabinet, at the microphone of our correspondent, Pascal Mulegwa.

The ruling of the Court of Cassation has already been served not only on the general public prosecution, but also on the person in question himself, Jean-Marc Kabund, from his cell. And the prison administration lets us know that there is still a lack of signatures on the requisition by the prosecutor’s office, after the court of cassation, to limit the number of police officers, but here we are still there, it comes to a standstill. . .”

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