Tribute to Etienne Tshisekedi

02/02/2017

Etienne Tshisekedi

The Party of European Socialists pays tribute to the memory of Etienne Tshisekedi.

The Party of European Socialists pays tribute to the memory of Etienne Tshisekedi, main political opponent of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and leader of the UDPS. Mr Tshisekedi was a man of conviction, a strong advocate and supporter of democracy, and a committed progressive. He dedicated his life to his party as well as to the Congolese people. His battle for free elections in 2017, and his leadership during the discussions on the Saint Sylvestre agreement, were some of his greatest achievements. With his passing away, a page has turned in the history of the Congo, and its people have lost a national hero.  

European social democrats express their deepest condolences to Mr Tshiskedi’s widow and to all his family.

 

Le parti Socialiste européen salue la mémoire d’Etienne Tshisekedi, éternel opposant de la République Démocratique du Congo et Leader de l’UDPS. Mr Tshisekedi, était un homme de conviction, fervent défenseur de la démocratie et progressiste convaincu, il dédia sa vie à son parti ainsi qu’au peuple congolais, sa bataille pour la tenue d’élections libre en 2017 et son rôle déterminant dans  l’accord de la Saint Sylvestre en vue d’organiser le processus électorale dans la transparence totale et le respect de la constitution congolaise et de la démocratie aura été à la hauteur de son combat. A travers  sa disparation c’est une page de l’histoire du Congo qui se tourne ; le peuple congolais a perdu un des pères de sa nation.

Les sociaux-démocrates européens saluent ce grand homme et adressent leurs sincères condoléances à sa veuve ainsi qu’à sa famille.