At least three supporters of the Party of the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Félix Tshisekedi, were killed on Thursday by the security forces in a new protest in the capital against the proposed reform of the judicial system and the appointment of a new president of the election commission.
The Secretary General of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), Augustin Kabuya, confirmed the death of three party members and called for the resignation of Interior Minister Gilbert Kankonde, who is a member of this formation and vice-first, is the Minister of the African Country.
“We are a party in power to avoid bloodbathing,” he said, according to the Congolese news portal Actualité. “We will ask for the departure of the Home Secretary, who is a member of the UDPS,” said Kabuya.
Police sources cited by the same media have spoken of three deaths, although they added that one of them is an agent. According to these reports, the policeman had been lynched by a mob at an urban police station.