Vital Kamerhe goes on the offensive. Presumably, the leader of the Union pour la Nation Congolaise (UNC) will not admit defeat anytime soon.
Monday, August 3, 2020, the latter had temporarily left his cell at the central prison of Makala and went to the Court of Cassation in order to appear at the appeal hearing against the judgment of the Court of Appeal of Kinshasa / Gombe who was unable to comply with his request for provisional release.
Killing two birds with one stone, the Director of Cabinet of Félix Tshisekedi, long before going before the Court of Cassation, had already introduced in the same judicial body “ a request tending to take part in the three judges of the tribunal de grande instance de Kinshasa / Gombe ” ” for fraud committed during the examination of the case and the judgment rendered under RP 26.931 on June 20, in the case between him and the public prosecutor in part of the 100-day program. ”
They are Judge Bakenge Mvita Pierrot, Kasunda Ngeleka and Mukaya Kayembe, respectively presiding judge in the trial which nailed him to Makala central prison at 20 years of forced labor, and judges of the composition. “For reasons of clarity, it is appropriate to briefly set out, in addition to the facts, and retroacts, the elements of admissibility on the one hand, on the other hand the grievances, constituting the fraud alleged against the hasty Magistrates to finally request the annulment of their work and the consequent repair ”, we can read in the request filed at the registry of the Court of Cassation on July 31, 2020.
In the meantime, the former speaker of the lower house of parliament under the Kabila regime remains awaiting the verdict of the court of cassation which will have to intervene, except for a final date change, today Wednesday, August 5. Also, the instruction of his appeal trial is scheduled for Friday August 7.