‘I am Not Scared’ — Exiled Congolese Opposition Leader Vows to Return in June

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JOHANNESBURG — Exiled Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi vowed on Monday to return to Democratic Republic of Congo by June to lodge his candidacy for a presidential election to replace President Joseph Kabila, currently scheduled for December.

“I’m not scared of returning to Congo,” Katumbi told a news conference in Johannesburg. He left Congo in May 2016 for medical treatment after being accused by prosecutors of hiring mercenaries.

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“I will be there to present my candidacy,” he said, although he declined to give a more precise date.

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