DR Congo PM Sylvestre Ilunga resigns a day after Impeachment

KINSHASHA, DRC: DR Congo’s Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba resigned on Friday, a day after the National Assembly censured him for incompetence.

He and his team will manage current affairs until the next government is appointed.

Mr Ilunga was constitutionally required to resign after being censured by the National Assembly on Wednesday.

DR Congo PM Sylvestre Ilunga resigns after impeachment
The Office of the Presidency confirmed Mr. Sylvester Ilunga’s departure on Twitter.

He is a close ally of former President Joseph Kabila whose supporters have tussled with President Felix Tshisekedi since he took office two years ago

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Presidency spokesman Giscard Kusema said it was “too soon” to say when President Tshisekedi would appoint the next PM.

He was dismissed by the vote of parliamentarians on Wednesday, as 367 of the 500 deputies in Parliament voted for the removal of the Prime minister and his government.

Members of Parliament listed several grievances against the Prime Minister, including poor governance, the inability to resolve the issues that the country faces, including insecurity in the eastern part of the country.

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