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Lt-General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa Shot in South Africa

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  1. Bantugbro

    Bantugbro JF-Expert Member

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    Haya Tena yule mpinzani wa General Kagame amepigwa risasi na sasa yuko hospitali taarifa zaidi baadaye:

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - An exiled Rwandan general was shot and wounded in South Africa Saturday in what his wife called a Rwandan-backed assassination attempt, a charge the Kigali government dismissed as "preposterous."

    Lieutenant-General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa was in the intensive care unit of a Johannesburg hospital after being shot in the stomach, Rosette Kayumba told Reuters Television.

    Once a close confidant of President Paul Kagame, Nyamwasa fled to South Africa this year after falling out with the president, later accusing him of using an anti-corruption campaign to frame opponents.

    Nyamwasa's wife said she, her husband, their children and a driver had returned home from a shopping trip when an armed man approached their car and shot her husband.

    Her husband and the driver got out of the car and scuffled with the gunman before he fled, she said. She said doctors told her husband would survive.

    Kayumba said she believed Kagame was behind the attack, and ruled out an attempted robbery or carjacking because the gunman targeted only her husband and did not try to steal the car.

    "He must be behind this, I don't have proof... but we've been harassed for such a long time," she said of Kagame.

    Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwandan foreign minister and government spokeswoman, told Reuters by telephone: "Not only do I deny it, I think it's preposterous for Mrs Nyamwasa to be making that kind of comment."

    She added: "The Rwandan government does not go around shooting innocent citizens...The time when presidents and governments went around assassinating their citizens is over in Rwanda."

    TOP AIDE

    The flight of Nyamwasa, who fought alongside Kagame to end the 1994 genocide in the central African nation, was a sign of a growing rift between the president and some of his top aides.

    During and after the war to end the genocide, Nyamwasa held a number of key positions, including army chief of staff and head of the country's intelligence services.

    Rwanda is due to hold a presidential election in August, which Kagame is widely expected to win. The United States has toughened its stance on the country, saying it is concerned about democratic freedom there.

    In the run-up to elections, Rwanda has suspended two independent newspapers, arrested a high-profile opposition figure and prevented two opposition parties from registering, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson told the U.S. Congress this year.

    Rwandan authorities link Nyamwasa and another fugitive senior officer in South Africa to a series of deadly grenade attacks in the capital this year, and accuse him of nepotism and unlawful accumulation of wealth.

    He has rejected the charges and said the president has used his anti-corruption campaign to frame opponents.

    "If accountability is going to be used as a political weapon to frame perceived opponents, then it ceases to be meaningful or useful," Nyamwasa said in a statement printed in the Ugandan newspaper the Monitor in May.

    Source: Exiled Rwanda general wounded in South Africa shooting | Reuters
     
  2. Msanii

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    This is Africa.
    Capability ya mtu hapa afrika hupimwa jinsi anavyomuabudu mtawala na siyo jinsi anavyoweza kulisaidia taifa lake kusonga mele kiuchumi.
     
  3. Chacha wa Mwita

    Chacha wa Mwita Senior Member

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    Duh, kwani haishi kambini?
     
  4. Balantanda

    Balantanda JF-Expert Member

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    Hivi huyu ndo aliyekuwa Balozi wa Rwanda kule India?
     
  5. Chacha wa Mwita

    Chacha wa Mwita Senior Member

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    Ndie huyo huyo aliekuwa mpambe namba 1 wa kagame!
     
  6. Nemesis

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    exactly, inaonekana Kagame kapeleka secret services wake South Africa. Hii ni hatari sana, mtu anafuatwa hata alikokimbilia.
     
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    How long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and LOOK?

    Leo tunaona Rwanda tunachekelea na kuleta utani, Kagame should stop killing people look at how much people he is killing using his stout kabila, kesho wataingia Tanzania wameshamaliza Kongo jamani anataka kumuua kwa sababu kasema ukweli juu ya wizi wake?
     
  8. babukijana

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    dah this is too much sasa,huyu jamaa ni noma,nilisema mimi haya sasa.
     
  9. Bantugbro

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    t.i.a
     
  10. babukijana

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    Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa survive shooting

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    SHOT: Gen. Nyamwasa (above) is in theatre at Morningside Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa, following his shooting three hours ago. File Photo

    By Daniel Kalinaki & Tabu Butagira
    Posted Saturday, June 19 2010


    In Summary

    Who's Gen. Nyamwasa?

    • Born in 1960s.
    • Obtained a Bachelor's degree from Makerere University (in 1980s) after taking A-level examinations at Mbarara High School in western Uganda. He was a resident of Lumumba Hall while at the university.
    • In 1984, he joined the National Resistance Army rebel group, then headed by President Museveni, and later the Rwanda Patriotic Army/Front that took over government after the 1994 Rwanda genocide.
    • Gen. Nyamwasa headed RPF's military intelligence during its bush days and was later named the army Chief of Staff.
    • In 2001, he was sacked as the military chief and replaced with Gen. James Kabarebe . The general was, in November 2002, re-deployed as Head of Security Services.
    • A couple of years later, the Gen. Nyamwasa was appointed Rwanda's High Commissioner to India. Early this year, he fled from Kigali during a government retreat in Rubavu.
      The Rwandan government immediately stripped him of diplomatic immunity after the defection that stirred suspicion with neighbours.

    Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa has been shot and seriously injured in Johannesburg, South Africa where he is living in exile. The General, a former chief of staff in the Rwandan army, was shot at around 1 p.m. (12 p.m. South African time) on Saturday at his home in a Johannesburg suburb.

    An unidentified man armed with a pistol fired two bullets one of which reportedly hit the general in the stomach. Witnesses told Sunday Monitor that Gen. Nyamwasa tried to disarm the gunman after the pistol jammed to fire bullets. The assailant, however, managed to flee into a waiting take-away car driven by an unidentified accomplice.


    Gen. Nyamwasa was taken to Morningside Clinic where he received emergency medical care and was set to undergo surgery by press time yesterday.

    The South African Police did not issue any immediate statement on the bloody incident and the assailants never took any items, according to witnesses.

    In late February this year, Gen. Nyamwasa during a summit in Kigali for Rwandan envoys from around the world, fled through Uganda and Kenya after falling out with President Paul Kagame and the Rwandan Patriotic Front leadership.

    He eventually sought asylum in South Africa, which has declined to extradite him as requested by Rwandan authorities, after President Jacob Zuma said his country was obliged to respect international law on asylum seekers.


    President Kagame, in an interview with Monitor in May, accused Gen. Nyamwasa - Rwanda's Ambassador to India by the time he fled - and Col. Patrick Karegeya, the former head of Rwandan Intelligence, of promoting divisions in the army and running away from accountability.


    He said: "People like Kayumba or Karegeya or others who flee the country will always say whatever they want to say in an attempt to absolve themselves from any responsibility."

    "I think for them to escape - already there is a responsibility they are escaping or fleeing from."

    In a rejoinder emailed to this newspaper a week later, Gen. Kayumba denied the accusations levelled against him and instead made several allegations of his own against President Kagame and the RPF government.


    Not honest


    "President Kagame is not honest when he alleges that we ran away from accountability. [Our] disagreements [are] centred on governance, tolerance, insensitivity, intrigue and betrayal of our colleagues," he wrote.

    And he added: "Accountability should begin from the top; beginning with the President before he demands accountability from his subordinates."


    "In Rwanda, the Head of State is the most unaccountable person and has no moral authority to demand accountability from anybody. In Rwanda, President Kagame is the institutions."


    The Rwandan government denies these allegations.


    Source: Daily Monitor
     
  11. Kwetunikwetu

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    But South Africa should have provided a security detail for him....given the circumstances he is facing since the beginning of his exile!
     
  12. TIMING

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    hii inasikitisha... he should have left africa kabisa
     
  13. babukijana

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    aende wapi mkuu?kumbuka bado huyu kayumba ni mmojawapo kati ya wale maofisa tisa wa kagame ambao wako wanted na france na spain wanatakiwa wakajibu mashtaka yao the hague.
     
  14. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Duh!!!....Kwa hivyo yuko in a sticky situation either way he goes? Ikiwa hali ni hii basi ingekua mimi ningejitosa Hague tu maana push comes to shove, atakua witness wa kumhukumu Kagame for his atrocities. Vinginevyo atatafutwa na kuuliwa tu kama huu mfano.
     
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    Koba JF-Expert Member

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    ....wishful thinking tuu,the only wanted ni wajinga wajinga wenzako FDLR & exiled genocidal govts who killed millions,na uache uwongo Hague haimtafuti mtu yeyote kutoka serikali ya Kagame or RPF,these murderer killed millions then mnataka waliozuia genocide ndio washtakiwe jeez get a life!
     
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    Rwanda denies shooting exiled army chief in S Africa

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    Lt Gen Nyamwasa remains in a critical condition after the shooting

    Rwanda has said it was not behind the shooting of an exiled former military chief of staff in South Africa.

    Lt Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, a critic of Rwanda's president, remains in a critical condition after being shot outside his Johannesburg home.

    Rosette Nyamwasa said it was an assassination attempt as the lone gunman had made no demand for money or goods before shooting her husband.

    Official denial

    The Nyamwasas had been returning from a shopping trip at around midday on Saturday when the gunman approached their car.

    "[The gunman] spoke to my driver, but he wanted space to be able to shoot my husband," Mrs Nyamwasa told the BBC.

    "Then when my husband bent, he shot. And fortunately, it went into the stomach and not in the head... My husband got out immediately... And he grabbed the gun. In that kind of scuffle, the guy couldn't cock the gun."

    She added that Mr Kagame wanted her husband dead.

    "[Mr Kagame] said it in parliament that he will actually kill my husband, that wherever he is he will follow him and kill him," she said.

    But Rwanda's government told the BBC that it "does not condone violence" and "trusts the South African authorities' ability to investigate the incident thoroughly".

    "We learned the news through the media, we have no confirmation of the incident," Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said in a statement.

    "We wish the family strength and serenity."

    Rwanda's government denies the claim, saying it does not condone violence.

    Lt Gen Nyamwasa was shot in the stomach and has been undergoing surgery in a Johannesburg clinic.

    BBC Africa analyst Martin Plaut says that since leaving Kigali in February, Lt Gen Nyamwasa had been a thorn in the flesh of President Paul Kagame, whom he accuses of corruption

    BBC News - Rwanda denies shooting exiled army chief in S Africa
     
  17. Abdulhalim

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    Interesting.

    I think something BIG is about to happen in Rwanda.
     
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    Son of Alaska JF-Expert Member

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    Rwanda,it seems will always live on the edge,of late happenings point to political negativity.it is plain for all to see that something is about to happen.i could bet my last penny that Mr kagame days are numbered
     
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    Abdulhalim JF-Expert Member

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    My concern here ni kwamba hizi political instability na njaa na kiu iliotukuka ya madaraka inayosababisha pattern elimination and death squads ni sababu tosha ya waTZ kuangalia upya hizi treaties za EAC hususan ya free movement. Tusijitie kimbelembele cha ku-share amani yetu na watu wanaotudharau na kutuita lazy. Tuwaache juani watukumbuke. Maana hata wana wa Israel walipokuwa utumwani walikumbuka Sayuni na kujutia uovu wao.

    Machafuko kwene hizo nchi yataleta gharama kubwa kwa nchi yetu, pia it will be a matter of time kabla hawajahamishia vita yao ktk ardhi yetu. Madhila yanayosababishwa na umaskini yanawatosha wavuja jasho wa waTz, msituongezee madhila mengine tafadhalini!
     
  20. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    ..nuff sed, mkuu. I hear you loud and clear.
     
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