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Chiwenga flies out for DRC

Vice President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga has left for the Democratic Republic of Congo to attend the inauguration of President-elect of the DRC Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo.

Tshisekedi is expected to be sworn in as the President of the DRC, following the December 30 harmonised elections.

The President-elect surprised many when the over 60 million Congolese put their trust in him, winning over 38 percent of the vote, beating two other fierce contenders, Mr Martin Fayulu and Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary from Kabila’s party.

The Vice President was seen off by Vice President Kembo Mohadi, several cabinet ministers, service chiefs and senior government officials.

Dr Chiwenga is accompanied by Acting Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Ambassador Cain Mathema and senior government officials.

DRC ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Mwanananga Mwawampanga is also in the VP’s delegation.

This is the first peaceful transfer of power in the DRC in 50 years.

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