14 Jan DRC - Internal and external pressure

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Constitutional Court has seven days to respond to an application made by presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu who is asking for a recount. Last week the electoral commission announced opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi as the winner with 38-percent, however, Fayulu alleges a backroom deal between the declared winner Tshisekedi, and President Joseph Kabila. Meanwhile the Southern African Development Community (SADC) through its chairperson Zambian president Edgar Lungu has urged political parties in the DRC to consider forming a government of national unity in light of the disputed election results.
To help us unpack this discussion we are now joined in studio by:
• Everiste Kambala is the spokesperson of the Congolese Community in South Africa
• Advocate Sipho Mantula is a researcher at the Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa
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