The Democratic Republic of Congo opposition, Ensemble Pour La Republique, has condemned an attack on the residence of its leader.
Moise Katumbi’s residence was on Wednesday night attacked with live ammunition by unknown people.
But the Ensemble Pour La Republique on Thursday night gave more details as to what transpired.
“During this unfortunate and barbaric attack, President Katumbi was in his village in Kashobwe with his family hence there were no fatalities as a result of the attack,” the statement read.
They said the attackers were targeting Mr Katumbi.
“Ensemble Pour La Republique condemns this attack in the strongest terms possible and decries the continuing insecurity. Clearly, this attack was aimed at its president,” the statement added.
The statement added it was the “duty of government to protect everyone living in the country irrespective of their political affiliation.”
Mr Katumbi is a former governor of the mineral-rich Katanga province who fell out with former DR Congo president Joseph Kabila. He was barred from standing in general elections in 2018 but is widely expected to stand in 2023.