The Washington Post

Congo parliament leader resigns over ‘ bullying’:


The vice president of Congo’s parliament, Jean-marc Kabund, resigned over what he described as “bullying, humiliatio­n and torture.” Kabund, a top ally of President Félix Tshisekedi, quit two days after CCTV footage shared on social media appeared to show members of Tshisekedi’s Republican Guard raiding Kabund’s house and detaining one man. Spokespeop­le for the government and the guard, an arm of the country’s military, could not be reached for comment. A leading figure behind Tshisekedi’s rise to power, Kabund’s decision to quit highlights emerging fault lines in the country’s leadership, and could spell uncertaint­y for the future of the ruling Sacred Union coalition ahead of the 2023 presidenti­al election, political analysts said.

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