Painting by Cheri Samba

Lokuta eyaka na ascenseur, kasi vérité eyei na escalier mpe ekomi. Lies come up in the elevator; the truth takes the stairs but gets here eventually. - Koffi Olomide

Ésthetique eboma vélo. Aesthetics will kill a bicycle. - Felix Wazekwa

Thursday, December 9, 2010

TshiTshi returns

Tshisekedi arrived in Kinshasa yesterday after three years in "medical exile." There is some debate about how many people showed up to greet him at the airport and along the 20km of road between Ndjili airport and his home in Limete. Some say hundreds of thousands, some tens of thousands. I've posted a video of his return below - it looks pretty impressive, although hard to gauge how many people showed up. Interesting to see all the MLC flags on the display and people saying: "MLC and UDPS, we are one party."

Looks like the MLC has to hurry up and designate a credible candidate, or TshiTshi will take their votes in Kinshasa.

The UDPS' first ever national congress began today. Let's see if Ya TshiTshi can unite the party.

1 comment:

lorraine-m-thompson said...

Hundreds of thousands...tens of thousands...even if only several hundreds people.... bualu bukole be! After all, as you stated, Mr. Tshi has been out of the country--mostly silent and out of the public eye--for 3 years.

I know he said something similar in 2006 but it was good to hear Mr. Tshi's dry humor again http://bit.ly/fm5SnV

Bon retour Mama Marthe and Mr. Tshi

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