Vidiye Tshimanga, a former strategic adviser to the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Felix Tshisekedi, has accused the Prosecutor’s Office of not providing enough evidence after a prosecutor requested three years in prison against him for influence peddling and corruption.
“The prosecution of the attorney general is three years, but I will not accept even a second in prison because I am innocent. (I ask) that they acquit me and allow me to continue with an honorable life like the one I had before the scandal,” Tshimanga said, according to the Actualite news portal.
The final ruling against Tshisekedi’s former adviser, who was placed in pretrial detention on September 21, is expected in about ten days. Tshimanga is accused of negotiating with purported investors in exchange for obtaining a contract.
According to the lawyers of the former advisor to the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the evidence provided has been “edited and disseminated” on social networks, since it shows Tshimanga in Kinshasha and not in London, where he has defended that he was.