Rwanda Opposition Condemns Attack On General Nyamwasa's Home In Third Bid To Kill Him
General Nyamwasa former Rwanda chief of military staff now exiled; survivor of several assassination bids
The Rwandan opposition platform RNC, FDU-Inkingi and Amahoro People's congress, unreservedly condemn the armed attack on the residence of General Kayumba Nyamwasa in Johannesburg, South Africa, by gunmen while the residents were away.
We are thankful that nobody was injured. South African police and security services are investigating the attack. This is a third attempt on his life since his exile in South Africa in 2010.
The international community has witnessed the assassination of another opposition leader, Colonel Patrick Karegeya on December 31st, 2013, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
On January 12th , 2014 during a breakfast prayer function in Kigali, Rwanda, President Kagame commenting on the murder of the late Patrick Karegeya, confirmed that those who oppose his murderous rule should expect consequences and that it was just a matter of time.
To the the Rwandan people, it is time to stop this criminal onslaught on Rwandan citizens. Our members and many other Rwandans know this is unacceptable and believe that an attack on one of us is an attack on all who support peace and the rule of law. As we have said before we shall never up or give in till all Rwandans are free.
Let us unite, mobilize and organize!
Further details will be communicated later.
On behalf of the opposition Platform RNC, FDU-INKINGI and Amahoro People's Congress.
Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa
Coordinator, Rwanda National Congress.