(Republished by, Jenny Dakosta Van Mputu, 22/2/18) –
JENNY DAKOSTA VAN MPUTU
Please allow me to briefly expose and attract your attention to following situation:
My fight for my country, DRC, is based on values of promoting democratic institutions and practices, recognizing human dignity, decency and their rights of freedom, justice, peace and equal opportunity for all. This universal values pusch me to defend my country against injustice, corruption, luck of the « rule of law », etc…
We should respect each other by promoting freedom of speech and setting up a code of conduct which will bring peace and full democracy in DRC. Let people decides freely for their future. Stop all intimidations, arrests, beatings and threats, let Freedom and Democracy wins in our country! There must be some system which brings Peace, Harmony and Respect between us, mecanism which obliges respect to all Congolese, and this kind is a code of rules that lays down for the individual what he should do as not to damage collective interests and so as not to disorganize the society of which we forms a part.
It is not a secret that my country has to face multiple challenges as:
- Fragmented military
- Abuse of power
- Erosion of trust
- Vacuum of leadership
- Poor sanitation
- Poor governance
- Child mortality…..
And it’s also well known that the regime in my country shine a bright light on abuses and usurpations, with a primary focus on violations of the provisions of the Constitution, and a secondary focus on violations of the Bakajika Law of May 28, 1966; the OAU Charter; the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights; the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption; the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance; the Charter of the United Nations; the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child and the Rights of Women; UN General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV), Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples; and UN General Assembly resolution 2625 (XXV), Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Cooperation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations
We all fighters of freedom will be persecuted, arrested and killed as my brother Floribert Chebeya, Armand Tungulu, Fidèle Bazana and so many others which names are not known if we have to go back today….The only weapon that we have is based on pacific fight as we
did in the past: sensibilisation through sitt-in, demonstrations, memorandums and bring informations to be known, etc…We have also a special role here in the diaspora, in order to help our brothers who are in the country by given them informations, sending materials and help. The actually government wants to forbiden every conscience awareness that we can produce…A best example is the case of Fred Baumba and (nom du responsable de Filimbi) who are respective representant of young activism movement: La lucha and Filimbi.
Our life as it’s dedicated to our fight and as we are „known“ it would be dangerous for us to go back to our country. I know that I will be arrested at the moment I will be in Kinshasa.
I thank you for your understanding and be hopefull to be allow to continue my fight here….
Jenny Dakosta van Mputu
POET ROBERT KABEMBA MANGIDI