South Africa asks Rwanda to hand over Karegeya murder suspects

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South Africa asks Rwanda to hand over Karegeya murder suspects

Patrick Karegeya, former Rwandan spy chief, became enemy of President Paul Kagame


Patrick Karegeya, Rwanda’s former head of intelligence, who was killed in South Africa.
Patrick Karegeya, Rwanda’s former head of intelligence, who was killed in South Africa. Photograph: AP

South Africa has asked Rwanda to extradite two men suspected of murdering the former Rwandan intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya, in a move likely to sour relations between the two countries.

Lawyers in Johannesburg representing the family of Karegeya, whose body was found in the city’s Michelangelo hotel on New Year’s Day 2014, said South African prosecutors had informed them they had issued arrest warrants for Ismael Gafaranga, commonly known as Apollo, and Alex Sugira, who are both believed to be resident in Rwanda.

South Africa’s justice department is due to lodge extradition requests with authorities in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, and prosecutors will then apply to Interpol for red notices to be issued against the suspects. These provide Interpol’s member states with lists of internationally wanted individuals.

“This is fantastic news,” said Kennedy Gihana, a Rwandan lawyer who represents Karegeya’s family. “At last justice has prevailed. It can be 30 years or 40 years but these people will be prosecuted in the end.”

The decision to launch a formal extradition process injects new life into a case that has been a stain on Kigali’s international reputation and a five-year embarrassment for both governments involved.

Rwanda’s Khashoggi: who killed the exiled spy chief?

In the wake of Karegeya’s murder, the judicial trail went mysteriously cold. The involvement of Afriforum, a non-governmental organisation and pressure group more often associated in South Africa with white minority causes, kicked the process back into life last year.

Gerrie Nel, the head of Afriforum’s private prosecution unit, hailed the move as proof there had been a miscarriage of justice, pointing out that the warrants had been issued without any further investigation taking place.

Karegeya was a schoolmate and personal friend of Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame, and rose to become head of external intelligence in Rwanda. He fled to South Africa in 2010 after serving prison time for insubordination. Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, Rwanda’s former army chief of staff, later joined forces with him there, setting up the Rwanda National Congress, an opposition party in exile.

Rwanda’s government denounced the RNC as a terrorist organisation and has repeatedly asked Pretoria to send its members to Kigali to face trial – requests the South African authorities have ignored. Kayumba, who has survived repeated attempts on his life while in exile, is under 24-hour protection paid for by the South African state.

Rwanda’s high commissioner to Pretoria, Vincent Karega, said Kigali was not aware of any extradition request by the South African authorities.

Relatives of Karegeya are deeply sceptical that Kagame will agree to collaborate with the requests for extradition. However, they see the case as an opportunity to expose a pattern of sustained intimidation and targeted extrajudicial killings condoned by the president.

Human rights campaigners say Rwanda, whose head of state is feted at international conferences for its development record and economic growth rates, has repeatedly sent trained killers to murder opponents abroad, while jailing, intimidating and detaining without charge the few critics that remain at home.

“I highly doubt they will comply,” said Leah Karegeya, the victim’s widow, who now lives in Washington. “But let’s wait for the first reaction from Kigali.”

Four Rwandans, including Gafaranga and Sugira, were identified in a court in Johannesburg this year as possible perpetrators. They were suspected of booking a room at the Michelangelo in order to ambush Karegeya during the New Year break.

Gihana said while there was a plethora of evidence against all four, extradition requests were premised on “overwhelming” as opposed to “circumstantial” evidence.


Source: The guardian
 
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He portraits himself as an economical hero who transformed Rwanda but the blood of those who lost their lives at the price of democracy and the freedom of speech smells higher.
 
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South Africa asks Rwanda to hand over Karegeya murder suspects

Patrick Karegeya, former Rwandan spy chief, became enemy of President Paul Kagame



Patrick Karegeya, Rwanda’s former head of intelligence, who was killed in South Africa.
Patrick Karegeya, Rwanda’s former head of intelligence, who was killed in South Africa. Photograph: AP

South Africa has asked Rwanda to extradite two men suspected of murdering the former Rwandan intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya, in a move likely to sour relations between the two countries.

Lawyers in Johannesburg representing the family of Karegeya, whose body was found in the city’s Michelangelo hotel on New Year’s Day 2014, said South African prosecutors had informed them they had issued arrest warrants for Ismael Gafaranga, commonly known as Apollo, and Alex Sugira, who are both believed to be resident in Rwanda.

South Africa’s justice department is due to lodge extradition requests with authorities in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, and prosecutors will then apply to Interpol for red notices to be issued against the suspects. These provide Interpol’s member states with lists of internationally wanted individuals.

“This is fantastic news,” said Kennedy Gihana, a Rwandan lawyer who represents Karegeya’s family. “At last justice has prevailed. It can be 30 years or 40 years but these people will be prosecuted in the end.”

The decision to launch a formal extradition process injects new life into a case that has been a stain on Kigali’s international reputation and a five-year embarrassment for both governments involved.


Rwanda’s Khashoggi: who killed the exiled spy chief?

In the wake of Karegeya’s murder, the judicial trail went mysteriously cold. The involvement of Afriforum, a non-governmental organisation and pressure group more often associated in South Africa with white minority causes, kicked the process back into life last year.

Gerrie Nel, the head of Afriforum’s private prosecution unit, hailed the move as proof there had been a miscarriage of justice, pointing out that the warrants had been issued without any further investigation taking place.

Karegeya was a schoolmate and personal friend of Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame, and rose to become head of external intelligence in Rwanda. He fled to South Africa in 2010 after serving prison time for insubordination. Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, Rwanda’s former army chief of staff, later joined forces with him there, setting up the Rwanda National Congress, an opposition party in exile.

Rwanda’s government denounced the RNC as a terrorist organisation and has repeatedly asked Pretoria to send its members to Kigali to face trial – requests the South African authorities have ignored. Kayumba, who has survived repeated attempts on his life while in exile, is under 24-hour protection paid for by the South African state.

Rwanda’s high commissioner to Pretoria, Vincent Karega, said Kigali was not aware of any extradition request by the South African authorities.

Relatives of Karegeya are deeply sceptical that Kagame will agree to collaborate with the requests for extradition. However, they see the case as an opportunity to expose a pattern of sustained intimidation and targeted extrajudicial killings condoned by the president.

Human rights campaigners say Rwanda, whose head of state is feted at international conferences for its development record and economic growth rates, has repeatedly sent trained killers to murder opponents abroad, while jailing, intimidating and detaining without charge the few critics that remain at home.

“I highly doubt they will comply,” said Leah Karegeya, the victim’s widow, who now lives in Washington. “But let’s wait for the first reaction from Kigali.”

Four Rwandans, including Gafaranga and Sugira, were identified in a court in Johannesburg this year as possible perpetrators. They were suspected of booking a room at the Michelangelo in order to ambush Karegeya during the New Year break.

Gihana said while there was a plethora of evidence against all four, extradition requests were premised on “overwhelming” as opposed to “circumstantial” evidence.


Source: The guardian
He portraits himself as an economical hero who transformed Rwanda but the blood of those who lost their lives at the price of democracy and the freedom of speech smells higher.
Truly, Africa needs people like Paul Kagame so as to move forward. Someone who doesn't care about stupid people who always advocate for European culture eg Democracy in Africa. Also, Africa should distance from the so called democracy. advocating something called Democracy in Africa is tantamount to live with Anaconda in the same house.
 
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Hivi kwa mfano mkuu wa Intelligensia wa Tz mstaafu na mkuu wake wa majeshi wakikimbilia S/Africa hivi Magufuli/Tz watawaacha salama hao jamaa huko S/Africa?

Nimeuliza tu hilo swala.
 
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Hivi kwa mfano mkuu wa Intelligensia wa Tz mstaafu na mkuu wake wa majeshi wakikimbilia S/Africa hivi Magufuli/Tz watawaacha salama hao jamaa huko S/Africa?

Nimeuliza tu hilo swala.
Hahahaha ,wakikupa jibu uni tag

Huyo Apollo hii Mara nyingine anahusishwa na hili suala
 
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Hahahaha ,wakikupa jibu uni tag

Huyo Apollo hii Mara nyingine anahusishwa na hili suala
Hahah ngoja nisubiri jibu mkuu,kama yule Kombe tu aliwashiwa moto wa hatari akiwa hapa hapa bongo sijui ikitokea kigogo akakimbiklia nje watampa adhabu gani.

Apollo atakua anahusika tu,ila sa hivi atakua amepewa makazi na anakula bata hapo Kigali kama yule Laurent Nkunda
 
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Hahah ngoja nisubiri jibu mkuu,kama yule Kombe tu aliwashiwa moto wa hatari akiwa hapa hapa bongo sijui ikitokea kigogo akakimbiklia nje watampa adhabu gani.

Apollo atakua anahusika tu,ila sa hivi atakua amepewa makazi na anakula bata hapo Kigali kama yule Laurent Nkunda
Hahahaha, Apollo hili kukwepa ngumu, jamaa alikua na hotel kubwa tu Kigali ,na km usemavyo kapumzika anakula kuku

Mkuu ile ya kukimbia nchi haivumiliki hata mm ningekumaindi tu

Tusubiri tuone mwisho wake wa hili
 
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Hahahaha, Apollo hili kukwepa ngumu, jamaa alikua na hotel kubwa tu Kigali ,na km usemavyo kapumzika anakula kuku

Mkuu ile ya kukimbia nchi haivumiliki hata mm ningekumaindi tu

Tusubiri tuone mwisho wake wa hili
Nadhani hio hotel na ile car wash yake kubwa hivi ilikua ni boshen tu ya kufanyia manuva yake aonekane biznessman kumbe yuko kazini,jamaa alikua anaogopeka kishenzi

Karegeya alipokufa Waziri wa Ulinzi kipindi hicho Kabarebe alisema When you choose to be a dog, you die like a dog, and the cleaners will wipe away the trash

PK alisema You can’t betray Rwanda and not get punished for it. Anyone will reap the consequences. Anyone

So kwa statements hizo tu lazima hao jamaa walifanya kazi yao.

Hio ya kukimbia nchi wkt ulishawahi kushika top positions hata US wangefanya hayo hayo tu,Putin ye hua anapiga ile kitu inaitwa polonium.
 
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Truly, Africa needs people like Paul Kagame so as to move forward. Someone who doesn't care about stupid people who always advocate for European culture eg Democracy in Africa. Also, Africa should distance from the so called democracy. advocating something called Democracy in Africa is tantamount to live with Anaconda in the same house.
Hizi bangi zenu mtaziacha lini. You're the same people who blamed the white's apartheid and colonialism because of their brutality. Now that it is the blacks killing their fellow blacks you support joyfully. Kweli weusi ni wapumbavu
 
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Nadhani hio hotel na ile car wash yake kubwa hivi ilikua ni boshen tu ya kufanyia manuva yake aonekane biznessman kumbe yuko kazini,jamaa alikua anaogopeka kishenzi

Karegeya alipokufa Waziri wa Ulinzi kipindi hicho Kabarebe alisema When you choose to be a dog, you die like a dog, and the cleaners will wipe away the trash

PK alisema You can’t betray Rwanda and not get punished for it. Anyone will reap the consequences. Anyone

So kwa statements hizo tu lazima hao jamaa walifanya kazi yao.

Hio ya kukimbia nchi wkt ulishawahi kushika top positions hata US wangefanya hayo hayo tu,Putin ye hua anapiga ile kitu inaitwa polonium.
Hahahaha, yeah alikua bosheni tu ktk business , alijifanya nae mpinzani, mfanyabiara anasumbuliana serikali karegeya akajaa 18

Kwa nafasi yake siwezi kulaumu kwa kile kilichompata
 
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Hahahaha, yeah alikua bosheni tu ktk business , alijifanya nae mpinzani, mfanyabiara anasumbuliana serikali karegeya akajaa 18

Kwa nafasi yake siwezi kulaumu kwa kile kilichompata
Hahah ngoja tuone mtanange utaendaje mkuu.

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Truly, Africa needs people like Paul Kagame so as to move forward. Someone who doesn't care about stupid people who always advocate for European culture eg Democracy in Africa. Also, Africa should distance from the so called democracy. advocating something called Democracy in Africa is tantamount to live with Anaconda in the same house.
Stupid!
And if you don't imitate what Europe does, what do you vie for their aids daily?
Black people, dark mind!
 
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Hahahaha ,wakikupa jibu uni tag

Huyo Apollo hii Mara nyingine anahusishwa na hili suala
Na wakikimbilia Marekani mtawaua? Huwa wanaangalia na nchi ,ushasikia mkimbizi yoyote wa kisiasa aliyepo Marekani kauawa?
Mimi natamani sana TISS wamuue Mange kimambi ndani ya ardhi ya Marekani ili mwisho wa shetani CCM ufike kiulani.
 

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