Chief of staff and spokesperson for Moïse Katumbi, Olivier Kamitatu Etsu, 58, has been supporting the latter for many years. The former President of the Transitional National Assembly and Joseph Kabila’s Minister of Planning has been, in recent month, one of the main architects of the establishment of the structures of Ensemble pour la République, the new party of the former governor of Katanga. Situation in eastern DRC, M23, crisis with Rwanda, elections scheduled for 2023, Katumbi’s candidacy… Olivier Kamitatu answered questions from Young Africa.
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Capcov: Why is Moïse Katumbi so discreet about the resumption of hostilities between the Congolese army and the M23 rebellion?
Oliver Kamitatu : You don’t have to let abused by the untruths conveyed on social networks. No Congolese worthy of the name can remain indifferent or silent in the face of the recurring attacks and atrocities which sow desolation and destruction in the East. With more than a million followers, Moïse Katumbi uses his twitter account to express his opinion. After the resumption of hostilities by the M23, he posted an unequivocal message of firm support for the elements of the FARDC [Forces armées de RDC] urging them to fight courageously to preserve the integrity of the national territory. This is not negotiable, any more than the security of the Congolese men and women.
Moïse Katumbi calls for the maintenance of a frank, sincere and dispassionate dialogue between the countries of the region