DR Congo elections postponed

The elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been postponed and there's been growing concerns about whether the polls would be free and fair. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Democratic Republic of Congo's elections have been postponed for a week.

Elections were scheduled to take place on Sunday.

The Independent National Election Commission announced the formal decision.

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On Wednesday, there was speculation that the elections would be postponed after a warehouse blaze destroyed most of the voting machines needed for the capital Kinshasa.

Ethnic violence has also erupted in the country amid elections.

President Joseph Kabila is expected to step down after nearly 18 years in power.


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