Zoe Kabila, a younger brother of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s former President Joseph Kabila, has been impeached as governor of the south-eastern province of Tanganyika.
He was the only one of the country’s 26 governors refusing to align himself with President Félix Tshisekedi following his rift with his predecessor.
The impeachment motion was backed by 13 lawmakers, another 10 were not present – no-one voted against, Reuters reports Nkulu Nemba, president of the local assembly, as saying
Zoe Kabila was accused of mismanagement and incompetence. He has declined to comment on the allegations.
President Tshisekedi, who took office in 2019, ended his coalition with Joseph Kabila’s party – which had a majority in parliament – in December.
He has formed a new coalition, known as the Sacred Union, and has gone on to remove his predecessor’s allies from key posts.