Congo Ruling Party Demands National Assembly Deputy Quit

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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s ruling party called for the resignation of National Assembly Vice President Charles Mwando Nsimba after he signed a letter demanding President Joseph Kabila respect term limits.

The ruling party asked for Nsimba to step down in a statement e-mailed by the Presidential Majority from the capital, Kinshasa. On Wednesday, the coalition party expelled seven political leaders who signed the letter to Kabila.

Any minister or senior member of the legislature who refuses to denounce the letter should be stripped of their posts, according to the statement. Planning Minister Olivier Kamitatu and Kabila’s security adviser, Pierre Lumbi Okongo, were among the officials who were fired on Wednesday.

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