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President Felix Tshisekedi Meets His Defence Council To Discuss On Going Insecurity In North Kivu

By: Robert Patrick Fati Gakwerere

On 5th February 2024, in Kinshasa, DR Congo, President Félix Tshisekedi brought together DR Congo’s High Defence Council. “An overview took place on military and operational issues in North Kivu,” said Jean Pierre Bemba, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Defense.

Defence Minister Jean-Pierre Bemba talking to journalists after Defence Council meeting led by President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi

“The Higher Defence Council is sending a message to the entire population that everything is being done to ensure that the city of Goma does not fall. The army is also doing everything possible to recover all the localities occupied by the Rwandan Forces,” said Jean Pierre Bemba.

Members of DR Congo Defence Council

“We must be careful with social networks which are used fuel and create a certain fear and fragility in people’s minds. Be careful, this is not the reality. The enemy has something to do with it. The Congolese army is doing an extraordinary job”, continued Jean Pierre Bemba.

Members of DR Congo Defence Council

“Finally, the High Defence Council asked the Head of State to be able to lift the moratorium on capital punishment, with regard to questions of treachery within the Defense and Security Forces,” concluded Jean Pierre Bemba.

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