It’s on the front page of Africanews. The three-week newspaper commenting on the turbulent end of Dieudonné Kaluba Dibwa at the head of the Supreme Court: “An end that leaves public opinion in an unprecedented hearing, writes the tabloid who continues: … The Constitutional Court continued on Tuesday, May 10 to end the fate “by which Judge Dieudonné Kaluba was forced to pack up. At the same time as him, Judge Prince Funga”.
For its part, the weekly newspaper The Post mentions: “Not very docile, Kaluba dismissed”. Between the constitutional judge who laundered Matata Ponyo and the lawyer who had pleaded for the “intellectual crime” of Vital Kamerhe, The Post explains, “the regime does not feel more reassured about the loyalty of this nerd who would obey his books more than the political will. which led him from the shadows to the light. “According to colleagues in this newspaper,” The famous lottery that led to the eviction of Dieudonné Kaluba, there is great confusion during this procedure under the provisions of the Organic Law of 15 October 2013 and rules of procedure of the Court of Appeal. A confusion that casts a thick cloud more on the interpretation of the lottery deadline than on the methods of appointing senior judges in this court ”.
“President Kaluba out!” Can we read in the daily newspaper Le Phare before this question: the life of judges in the Constitutional Court? On Tuesday, May 10, the organization experienced the inevitable ordeal of renewing its composition. A third was renewed after a period of four years and not three prescribed by the Constitution. “In principle, the daily explains, elegance should have been brought to the forefront within the country’s highest jurisdiction. Alas, note the colleagues from Le Phare, even here the high judges have become prisoners of political clans. Thus, the newspaper concludes, it is born within it, the judiciary for life, hears these judges who dream of sitting in the Constitutional Court until the end of their lives ”.
Félix Tshisekedi decided to attack the defenders as he left the field. Finally, in the newspaper L’Avenir, another daily newspaper: discipline in the army, Tshisekedi punches the table. According to this newspaper, Felix Tshisekedi spoke to military officers in a seminar on ethics and deontology. “The head of state has shown that the results achieved today in terms of security are disproportionate to the efforts made to provide the army with the instruments necessary and useful for its actions,” reports L’Avenir. And to add: “But this time, the Supreme Commander is determined to attack those responsible for these retaliation.”