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US News DRC: Opening of the trial of the former Prime Minister Matata Ponyo

11:00  25 october  2021
11:00  25 october  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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DRC : the opening of the trial of ex- Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo scheduled for October 25. Audio 00:48. Former Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo , in 2015 © AFP - FEDERICO SCOPPA. Text by: RFI Follow. 2 min. The opening of this eagerly awaited trial , relating to embezzlement in the framework of the Bukanga Lonzo agro-industrial park project, is due to take place on October 25. He is accused with the former Minister of Finance Patrice Kibeti and the boss of Africom Commodities of overbilling to the tune of more than 200 million dollars and of having embezzled for nearly 4 million

The following is an extended transcript of an interview with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison that aired on Sunday, September 26, 2021, on "Face the Nation."MARGARET BRENNAN : Mr. Prime Minister , thank you for joining us. © Federico Scoppa Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon, then Prime Minister , in April 2015 in Kinshasa, in the DRC . The trial of the former Prime Minister Congolese Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon, suspected of diversion of public funds from an agri-food project, opens on Monday in Kinshasa before the Constitutional Court, we learned from the defense that

L'ancien Premier ministre Augustin Matata Ponyo, ici en 2015, est poursuivi pour détournements de fonds. © AFP - Federico Scoppa Former Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo, here in 2015, is continued for diversion of funds.

The former Prime Minister of Joseph Kabila will have to be explained before the Constitutional Court on the failure of the Agro-Industrial Bukanga-Lonzo project that cost the Congolese state more than US $ 285 million. He has always claimed his innocence, saying rather victim of political fury.

with our correspondent in Kinsahasa, Kamanda WA Kamanda Muzembe

Following a report published in November 2020, the General Finance Inspectorate denounced the diversion of $ 205 million to 285 million disbursed by the Congolese state For the recovery in 2014 of the large agro-industrial site of Bukanga-Lonzo, in the former province of Bandundu.

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For recall, the former Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo recently resigned of the Party of the people for the rebuilding and the democracy (PPRD) and of the FCC, party and platform of Joseph Kabila. The former head of the government under the Joseph Kabila’s regime would be quoted in the file of supposed mismanagement of the project of the agro-industrial park of Bukanga Lonzo. Corneille Kinsala Nsoki.

The former prime minister of the DR Congo , Senator Augustin Matata Ponyo , sued in the “Zairianized property” case, is once again free to move. The general prosecutor’s office at the Constitutional Court having canceled his house arrest on July 14, 2021, according to Me. According to the General Directorate of Public Debt (DGDP) which reacted to the indictment of the Attorney General at the Constitutional Court implicating the former Prime Minister on the payment of Zairian property to 300 fictitious creditors, “the debt payment file publicity linked to Zairianization follows

The Prime Minister of the time, Augustin Matata Ponyo , is presented in this report as the intellectual author of this misappropriation of funds.

According to Jules Alingeti, number one of the IGF, the audit had been sponsored by Matata himself. The former Prime Minister of Joseph Kabila will have to be explained to the Constitutional Court. Since he no longer has his senator's immunity, the obstacles are lifted.

A political trial for his partisans

but the former prime minister does not hear to let himself be done. His defense could meet some exceptions: the unconstitutionality of the Constitutional Court to judge Senator Matata and the immunities lifted solely for the affair related to Zaïrianization should, believe his relatives, prevent the holding of this trial. The Matata Camp Martèle that it is a political matter designed to weaken a probable candidate for the presidential election of 2023.

this trial very expected by opinion will unfortunately not see the participation of his French lawyer who received neither Visa or accreditation. He is not included in any Kinshasa bar and there is no cooperation in the field between the DRC and France, explain to Kinshasa.

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