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Alba Iulia
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Zambia deports two Rwandan ‘genocide’ suspects

General News Zambia deports two Rwandan 'genocide' suspects

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The Zambian Government at the weekend deported to Kigali two Rwandan refugees for suspected involvement in the 1994 genocide, their lawyer told AFP on Monday.

“We don’t know what they have done, but one of our clients was told that he was involved in genocide and wanted back home,” said lawyer Dickson Jere. 

The two are Egibe Rwasibo, who works as a medical officer at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, and businessman Innocent Habumugisha who operates shops in the capital city.

Jere said he was making efforts to challenge the deportation in court while the duo were still at Kigali airport. 

“They are currently stranded at the airport in Kigali,” he said. 

Some Rwandan nationals resident in Lusaka claimed the two were handcuffed and blindfolded before being taken to Kenneth Kaunda international airport.

Zambia’s Immigration Department spokesman Namati Nshinka confirmed the expulsion but denied it was linked to the genocide.

“Yes, it is true that the two were deported yesterday (Sunday). The reason is that their continued stay here was a danger to good order and peace. It’s nothing to do with genocide,” he said.

Rwanda’s 1994 genocide saw around 800,000 people — mostly members of the minority Tutsi community — slaughtered in a 100-day orgy of violence, largely by ethnic Hutus.

A source told AFP that the two have been living in Zambia since 1997.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Sad, they will be butchered by Kagame.
    Most Rwandese have integrated very well in Zambian society. It’s a shameful act to deport them especially that these probably have kids born in Zambia and it’s the only country they call home.

  2. If there is some degree of threatening peace in Zambia, the it is in right sense that they should be deported. We don’t want to experience anarchy that will be initiated by foreigners!

  3. What about Dr Augustine Cyimana who is now hiding at Chipata General Hospital? Mupezeni has even given him a big piece of land to settle and he left another mansion in Meanwood.This chap participated in the genocide.Just google Augustine Cyimana you will see the atrocities.He is a friend to the high command in the Zambia Intelligence system and is untouchable.Please get him also to Rwanda to face Kagame

  4. What of Dr Augustine Cyimana who is hiding at Chipata General Hospital.Just google his name.You will be shocked at his involvement in the genocide.Get him also

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