Joseph Kabila's state visit to SA met by protests outside Union Buildings

A small group of Congolese residing in South Africa led a protest against President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo who met with President Jacob Zuma on a state visit.

Members of the Congolese community in South Africa argue that Kabila’s constitutional mandate as president expired last November and he’s no longer legitimately at the helm in Kinshasa.

Simon Allison, Daily Maverick Africa correspondent, talks about what took place.

When his term expired last year at the end of December, Kabila said that his country is not ready to hold elections. He said they do not have the money or infrastructure to hold elections.

Simon Allision, Daily Maverick Africa correspondent

Kabila said he needs more time to host elections, and most analysts interpret Kabila's actions as a ploy to hold onto to his power, says Allison.

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