Tshisekedi calls on SADC chair to ensure successful elections in DRC

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Leader of the opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Felix Tshisekedi has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa, as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) chair, to ensure a conducive environment for the upcoming elections.

In an interview with the SABC, Tshisekedi also called on the international community to assist with the repatriation of the remains of his father, Etienne Tshisekedi who died in Belgium a year ago.

This as Tshisekedi has accused the DRC government of delaying the repatriation of his father’s body.

Turning to the much awaited elections in the DRC, the leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) says his party hopes that President Ramaphosa will assist.

And as the DRC awaits the release of Jean Pierre Bemba, Tshisekedi has questioned the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Bemba, a former warlord and adversary of Congolese President Joseph Kabila, had his conviction for war crimes overturned by the ICC last week.

The United Nation’s Security Council has raised concerns about the current political situation in the country.

Government has postponed elections twice.

The opposition says they do not trust the process.