Rwanda denies any link in attack on former General

17:06, July 08, 2010      

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The government of Rwanda has denied the recent statements by officials of the South African police that it played a role in perpetrating a recent attack against Lieutenant-General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, former chief of the Rwandan army who is currently seeking asylum in South Africa.

A statement issued late on Wednesday by Rwandan government spokesperson Mrs Louise Mushikiwabo in Kigali said "The reality is that there is no form of collaboration between the people arrested for being involved in this attack and the Rwandan government."

On June 18 this year, the former Rwandan general, who fled to South Africa earlier this year after having been accused by the Rwandan authorities of being involved in a bombing attack in the country earlier this year, was shot and wounded in Johannesburg.

The South African police which is conducting investigation said earlier this week attempted murder charges have been dropped against two people among six suspects who were arrested after the shooting of the former Rwandan general who was acting as Rwandan ambassador to India before fleeing the country.

However, South African Police spokesman Govindsamy Mariemutho told the state-run news agency SAPA early this week that "One country could have been involved in this attack" though he didn't mention more names.

Furthermore, Nyamwasa's wife Rosette has accused Rwandan officials of being involved in the shooting, a charge the Rwandan government has denied.

Source: Xinhua


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