“The insults which I was the target of last week, by a man who claims to be from the presidential party, attacked me in my dignity as a woman”, declared Jeanine Mabunda.
Faithful to former President Joseph Kabila, Mabunda was reacting to remarks attributed to an alleged supporter of the UDPS, the party of current President Felix Tshisekedi.
“Ms. Jeanine must prove to us that she is really from the province of Equateur. Can one declare oneself a national of Ecuador and be thin and slender like the sister of Paul Kagame?”, Declares this man in Lingala in a video posted on social networks.
“The Congolese are not skinny, I myself am thin but I have flesh behind”, adds the man, showing his buttocks to the jubilant crowd in front of the UDPS headquarters in Kinshasa.
“Through me, it is all the women that we reach but also the institution that I chair that we seek to destabilize,” added Ms. Mabunda.
These words are “of rare violence. They attack the very humanity of women. I condemn and demand reparation” wrote on Twitter Néhémie Mwilanya, coordinator of the Common Front for Congo, the political platform of Mr. Kabila .
The Minister of Human Rights, André Lite, condemned “with the utmost energy the insults to which the President of the National Assembly has been subjected by certain individuals claiming to be part of the party in power”.
“I call for an unequivocal reaction to the public and gratuitous insults uttered against a political figure. Let us remain in the political fight, without unnecessary slippage”, posted Sunday on his Twitter account Nicolas Kazadi, itinerant ambassador of President Felix Tshisekedi.