President Kagame has recently set the record straight on how the Congolese authorities were behaving like spoiled children, by causing trouble and rushing to cry foul while making Rwanda a scapegoat for their failures.
The president’s assertion is increasingly getting clearer as the days pass since the Tshisedekedi regime has steadfastly ignored the elephant in the room: the rampant internal conflicts and inability to address them as well as DR Congo’s unholy alliance with FDLR – the notorious group born of ex-FAR and Interahamwe genocidaires.
Well, to everyone’s surprise, Kinshasa is hitherto cagey to abide by recommendations made on the pacification process of DRC crisis in previous gatherings that include the recent Luanda Tripartite Summit, and the EAC Heads of State conclave.
The Tshisekedi regime has instead gone the extra mile and unveiled the ongoing propaganda stunt meant to portray Rwanda as the impetus behind insecurity that paralyzed the Eastern Congo, the regime mouthpiece Patrick Muyaya is the very same person orchestrating the ongoing malevolent campaign.
That’s while the leadership of Rwanda has maintained a quiet, diplomatic stance amidst ceaseless provocations, insults, and slanders from Kinshasa by urging the Congolese authorities to endeavour to address its failures and the rampant internal socio-political conflicts that led to some Congolese nationals into taking up arms to defend their rights.
And indeed, Congo should therefore be borrowing lessons, to address the real issues and avoid falsely casting blames on Rwanda because the country does not benefit from DR Congo’s instabilities – DRC will only have peace when its leaders own up and take responsibilities, it’s up to them not their neighbours to bring peace and order in their country.