The ongoing struggle between the Wazalendo Movement and the Congolese government continues to escalate, as these activists push for change and combat the M23 rebels, all while calling on the government to restore order and security.
Despite their dedication, the Wazalendo Movement has voiced growing frustration with the prolonged conflict against the M23.
They acknowledge that the government’s response has been sluggish, in part due to economic challenges and the strength of the rebel forces.
“We’ve been in this fight for days,” they lament, “but the situation regarding food is dire. Promises of food and ammunition support remain unfulfilled, leaving us to face this battle alone.”
The dire circumstances have prompted some of the young activists to contemplate returning home due to hunger.
They emphasize that the rebel leader possesses significant resources, yet no assistance has been extended to them.
Even amid these hardships, the Wazalendo patriots foresee encountering resistance from government forces if they were to return home.
They argue that access to food and essential supplies is a basic right that the government should not withhold.
Reports from various sources depict the Wazalendo members sharing meager resources and displaying both weapons and unwavering courage.
They appeal to the Congolese people for support, often exchanging funds for essential items, enabling them to persevere in their ongoing struggle.