DRC top court confirms opposition leader’s Congolese nationality

Published: 30/Oct/2023
Source: Africanews

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s top court on Monday threw out a suit seeking to bar opposition politician Moise Katumbi from running for president on the grounds that he was not Congolese.

The wealthy businessman, whose father was Italian, is considered one of the most serious challengers to incumbent President Felix Tshisekedi, who is seeking a second term in office.

The case was brought against Katumbi by his fellow presidential candidate, Noel Tshiani, who argued that he did not have Congolese nationality.

Dual nationality is not recognised under Congolese law. But during proceedings, Katumbi’s lawyer argued that there was no proof his client held any nationality other than Congolese.

Read further: https://www.africanews.com/2023/10/30/drc-top-court-confirms-opposition-leaders-congolese-nationality//


Themes: Double Nationalité, Nationalité des politiciens
Regions: République Démocratique du Congo
Year: 2023