A high-ranking EU diplomat this week urged South Africa and the region to get more involved in nudging the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) towards elections because there was a real possibility of the country collapsing.
“The EU is saying, find a way to organise the elections. He [DRC President Joseph Kabila] wants to organise the elections, but he isn’t,” EU political director Jean Christophe Belliard told City Press.
“Now we are in a void. There has been no election, and the election should have taken place. Kabila’s power is not based on something strong. A collapse is possible in Kinshasa, in Kasai there is fighting.”