DRC's Tshisekedi declares himself winner

2011-12-18 22:30

Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition leader has declared himself winner of the presidential vote, despite placing second in official election results

Etienne Tshisekedi said on Sunday at a news conference that incumbent President Joseph Kabila's government "is dismissed starting today".

Sunday's declaration comes only two days after the country's supreme court upheld incumbent President Joseph Kabila's victory in the November vote.

International observers, however, have expressed concerns about irregularities, saying voter turnout was impossibly high in some districts.

Government spokesperson Lambert Mende had no comment on Tshisekedi's declaration.

Tshisekedi urged his supporters on Sunday to remain calm, so as not to frighten foreign investment in the mineral-rich nation.

  • Nicholas - 2011-12-18 23:02


  • Bennie - 2011-12-18 23:08

    What is it with Africans and elections ?? Is there anything they can not bugger up??

  • Rulani - 2011-12-18 23:09

    etienne tshisekedi must face the law how can u pronoce ur self a winner when ur declared a loser by election officials 'the old man must pool up the socks and smell the coffe

      Joseph Kazadi - 2011-12-19 00:23

      Which law must he faces and who declared him a loser, This is not 1960s where u put ur self as a president And expect the people to lay back and wacth you idiot

  • Joseph Kazadi - 2011-12-19 00:31

    That's the way to go, kabila has promise many Presidents to come and loot after the election Butlet them see now that enough is enough We deserve better we have suffered so much. Kabila won't bring Anything new we need a change and we need it now

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-12-19 07:26

      You sitting comfortably in your airconditioned flat in Cpe Town and calling for change. Go back home and fight for that change, idiot.

  • Paris - 2011-12-19 04:04

    Tshisekedi is the rigthfully elected president.We the people of DRC want Kabila arrested dead or alive.

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-12-19 07:30

      You having been fight for ages, when are you going to rebuild your country?

      Ngama - 2011-12-19 10:26

      What if Kabila also asks for Tshisekedi's arrest? The oldman has had his chances and wasted them over stupidity and poor judgement. Go build the Congo and stop making noises with a full belly.

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-12-19 15:46

      @Ngama, these idiots and sitting nicely in Paris, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town with full tummies, asking for war. Go and rebuild your country.

      Willy Widikin A Kapan - 2011-12-22 16:13

      In yr and yr Tshisekedi stil dreaming of being in power.

  • Lyndatjie - 2011-12-19 06:53

    Cool! I will close my eyes, click my heels together, turn around three times and declare myself Queen of England as of today.

  • Japana - 2011-12-19 08:03

    With the way these incumbents in Africa want to stick to power by all means, its very hard to believe that Kabila actually won the election. I think African countries simpily need to have limited terms of office, like they do in the US or Botswana. This will limit problems as these.

      Hunter - 2011-12-19 08:23

      Ironically, little Kabillie became prez after having his father murdered. Now he is elected!

  • Russell - 2011-12-19 08:08

    TIA...............This is Avrigga

  • Charles - 2011-12-19 08:28

    Democracy ...... African style.

  • Nicholas - 2011-12-19 08:59

    yawn, here we go again ..

  • Max - 2011-12-19 09:25

    And so will the South African Government and the rest of Africa...there is no pills or cure for stupidity.

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-12-19 10:00

      But my wish is that they find a cure for you stupidity

  • Irene - 2011-12-19 17:52

    Bwahahahaha and I declare myself The Queen!

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