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What Has Kabila in Store for Cabinet Ministers on Friday, August 2?

Posted on the 01 August 2013 by Aengw @alexengwete

What has Kabila in store for cabinet ministers on Friday, August 2?

(PHOTO: Prez Joseph Kabila deplanes in Nairobi in May, 2011)


The buzz in Kinshasa isn't about Prez Joseph Kabila attending the Nairobi extraordinary summit of heads of state of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) that once again called for spurious talks between the DRC and Rwandan proxies of M23.

Or about whether--during and after that Summit--Rwandan Prez Paul Kagame is still intent on giving his Tanzanian counterpart Jakaya Kikwete a vicious kick in the gitalong, as the crazy man threatened in early July at a Kigali meeting of the top brass of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) party.

Or about the outrage of the news about Jehovah's Witnesses being persecuted in M23-controlled territory for refusing to pay the daily "satanic" tribute-money the armed Rwandan stooges have imposed on households.

Or still about M23 bandits flouting MONUSCO Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) ultimatum that expires today at 16:00 HRS Goma Time (GMT + 2)!

All the buzz in Kin is instead about the extraordinary cabinet meeting Kabila has called with much fanfare and veiled threat for tomorrow, August 2, 2013.

A summons issued by the Government's General Secretariat on July 30 enjoins all cabinet ministers present in Kinshasa to stay put for that meeting; and urges those enjoying travel perks to return pronto to the capital city for that meeting.

According to the daily Le Potentiel, this summons has caused significant wind chill factors within political parties participating in the ruling majority coalition government. 

Those parties are expecting a major government reshuffle on August 2.

The grapevine of Radio-Trottoir goes even further and speculates that on Friday major opposition parties will be integrated into a new broad-based national union government.

Anyway, tomorrow is just around the corner, as the saying goes, and we'll find out soon enough what Kabila has in store for his cabinet ministers.



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