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ARRIVÉE DE VITAL KAMERHE À BUKAVU

Le président de l’Union pour la nation Congolaise (UNC) est attendu jeudi 20 février dans l’après-midi à Bukavu au Sud-Kivu. A son arrivée, Vital Kamerhe devrait tenir son meeting à la Place de l’indépendance. Mais cette manifestation a été délocalisée pour le stade de la Concorde de Kadutu. Le maire de la ville corrompu ,justifie cette décision par le déroulement « des travaux en cours » sur ce lieu public. Ce qui n’enchante pas les membres de ce parti de l’opposition.

Tôt ce matin, la place de l’indépendance a été ceinturée par des policiers bien équipés.

La veille, un communiqué du maire de Bukavu, Philémon Yogolelo, diffusé sur l’antenne provinciale de Radio télévision nationale congolaise (RTNC) et à la Radio Maendeleo, invitait les sympathisants de l’UNC à ne pas se regrouper à la place de l’indépendance « pour cause des travaux en cours », sans préciser la nature de ces « travaux ». sur terrain l'etat congolaise avez deja finaliser les travaux depuis 2012

Le reporter de Radio Okapi qui a sillonné la place de l’indépendance a constaté qu’aucun travail ne s’effectue sur ce lieu public. Il n’a vu qu’une femme qui balayait le trottoir au milieu d’une foule de policiers.

Le bourgmestre de commune de Kadutu a pour sa part indiqué que l’UNC a été autorisée à organiser son meeting au stade de la Concorde. Selon Munyole Bekao, c’est pour ne pas entraver la circulation au rond point de la place de l’indépendance.

Cette proposition semble ne pas plaire aux membres de l’UNC. et a tous citoyens congolais pour les valeurs démocratique
Le député UNC Kizito Mushizi en vacances parlementaires à Bukavu rejette la proposition des autorités de la ville. D’après lui, le stade de la Concorde de Kadutu qui accueille dix mille personnes ne saurait contenir tous les sympathisants de son parti. Il craint des bousculades qui pourraient causer des dégâts humains.

Vital Kamerhe est arrivé à Goma au Nord-Kivu depuis mardi 18 février, première étape de sa tournée dans l’Est de la RDC. Sur place, il a demandé aux groupes armés de désarmer et de laisser la sécurité des villages et villes aux FARDC et à la Mission des Nations unies en RDC (Monusco).
chose grave la contradiction du gouverneur de bukavu marcel chishambo na pas pu honorer le peuples sudkivusiennes, les gens ont perdu leurs biens, le motos, beaucoup de victimes, insecurite surtoute l'etendue de la ville ce 20 fevrier 2014, nous rappelons aux autorites de la rdcongo de respect leurs engagement, hier il condamne mobutu a un dictateur pour 32ans de pouvoir, pour la majorité du pouvoir congolais il s’éterniser au pouvoir ,la population disperser
emmauelbalagizi
pour le pouvoir du peuple par le peuple la vrai democratie

English translation by community member VickyM

VITAL KAMERHE, PRESIDENT OF THE UNC, ARRIVED IN BUKAVU ON FEBRUARY 20, 2014; THE GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZED POLICE OFFICERS TO OPEN FIRE [ON THE CROWD]

ARRIVAL OF VITAL KAMERHE IN BUKAVU

The president of the Union for the Congolese Nation (UNC) was expected to arrive in the afternoon on Thursday, February 20 in Bukavu, capital of South Kivu. Upon arrival, Vital Kamerhe was supposed to hold his meeting at the Place de l’indépendance (Independence Place). But, it had been relocated to Kadutu’s stade de la Concorde (football stadium). The corrupt mayor of the city justified this decision by claiming that there was “work in progress” going on at the public place. This did not go down well with the members of the opposition party.

Early on the morning, the Place de l’indépendance was surrounded by armed police officers.

The day before, Philémon Yogolelo (a contact of the mayor of Bukavu) broadcast a message across the province (on Radio télévision nationale congolaise (RTNC) and Radio Maendeleo) to supporters of the UNC informing them not to meet at the Place de l’indépendance because of the so-called works in progress. The nature of these “works” was not specified; yet it was known that the Congolese state had already completed the works there back in 2012.

A reporter from Radio Okapi, who visited the square, reported that he saw no ongoing works at the public place. He noted that he saw only one woman there: she was sweeping the sidewalk amidst a crowd of police officers.

Munyole Bekao, mayor of the commune of Kadutu, stated that the UNC should hold their meeting in the stade de la Concorde. According to him, it was to prevent the obstruction of traffic around the roundabout at the Place de l’indépendance.

Nevertheless, the relocation of the meeting did not please the members of the UNC, the Congolese citizens or their democratic values.

A spokesperson for the UNC, Kizito Mushizi, who was visiting [sic] Bukavu rejected the proposition from the city’s authorities on the grounds that Kadutu's stade de la Concorde held only 10,000 seats - not enough to hold all of the party's supporters. He feared a stampede and consequently human injuries.

Vital Kamerhe had been in Goma, in North Kivu since Tuesday, February 18 on the first leg of his tour in East DRC. Here, he requested that armed groups put down their weapons, leaving the security of the villages and towns to the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) and the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO).

[…] it is sad to say that Marcel Chishambo, governor of Bukavu, did not honour the people of South Kivu this February 20, 2014: insecurity was rampant across the entire city; victims were many; and many more lost their possessions (including motorbikes). We would like to remind the authorities of the DRC to respect their commitment. Only yesterday, the governor condemned Mobutu, former dictator. Mobutu’s power during his rule was seemingly eternal: he gained complete control over the Congo and ruled for 32 years. The result – the population dispersed.

Emmanuel Balagizi

In favour of the power of people by people – the true democracy

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VITAL KAMERHE, PRESIDENT OF THE UNC, ARRIVED IN BUKAVU ON FEBRUARY 20, 2014; THE GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZED POLICE OFFICERS TO OPEN FIRE [ON THE CROWD]

ARRIVAL OF VITAL KAMERHE IN BUKAVU

The president of the Union for the Congolese Nation (UNC) was expected to arrive in the afternoon on Thursday, February 20 in Bukavu, capital of South Kivu. Upon arrival, Vital Kamerhe was supposed to hold his meeting at the Place de l’indépendance (Independence Place). But, it had been relocated to Kadutu’s stade de la Concorde (football stadium). The corrupt mayor of the city justified this decision by claiming that there was “work in progress” going on at the public place. This did not go down well with the members of the opposition party.

Early on the morning, the Place de l’indépendance was surrounded by armed police officers.

The day before, Philémon Yogolelo (a contact of the mayor of Bukavu) broadcast a message across the province (on Radio télévision nationale congolaise (RTNC) and Radio Maendeleo) to supporters of the UNC informing them not to meet at the Place de l’indépendance because of the so-called works in progress. The nature of these “works” was not specified; yet it was known that the Congolese state had already completed the works there back in 2012.

A reporter from Radio Okapi, who visited the square, reported that he saw no ongoing works at the public place. He noted that he saw only one woman there: she was sweeping the sidewalk amidst a crowd of police officers.

Munyole Bekao, mayor of the commune of Kadutu, stated that the UNC should hold their meeting in the stade de la Concorde. According to him, it was to prevent the obstruction of traffic around the roundabout at the Place de l’indépendance.

Nevertheless, the relocation of the meeting did not please the members of the UNC, the Congolese citizens or their democratic values.

A spokesperson for the UNC, Kizito Mushizi, who was visiting [sic] Bukavu rejected the proposition from the city’s authorities on the grounds that Kadutu's stade de la Concorde held only 10,000 seats - not enough to hold all of the party's supporters. He feared a stampede and consequently human injuries.

Vital Kamerhe had been in Goma, in North Kivu since Tuesday, February 18 on the first leg of his tour in East DRC. Here, he requested that armed groups put down their weapons, leaving the security of the villages and towns to the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) and the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO).

[…] it is sad to say that Marcel Chishambo, governor of Bukavu, did not honour the people of South Kivu this February 20, 2014: insecurity was rampant across the entire city; victims were many; and many more lost their possessions (including motorbikes). We would like to remind the authorities of the DRC to respect their commitment. Only yesterday, the governor condemned Mobutu, former dictator. Mobutu’s power during his rule was seemingly eternal: he gained complete control over the Congo and ruled for 32 years. The result – the population dispersed.

Emmanuel Balagizi

In favour of the power of people by people – the true democracy

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Merci pour votre journal

Cher Balagizi,

Merci pour votre journal. C'est regrettable d'entendre de telles choses, mais il est important que le monde entier soit au courant de la vérité sur ces événements pour que la démocratie fonctionne. Continuez à faire passer le message.

Bien à vous,

Vicky

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