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Saturday, July 3, 2010
South African Government Implicates a “Foreign Government” in Assassination Attempt
South Africa Implicates a “Foreign Government” in Assassination Attempt.
by David O'Brian
South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, through the Director General of Foreign Affairs Ayanda Ntsaluba, has implicated, on July 1, 2010, the “Intelligence Operatives” of the government of a “Foreign Country” in the failed assassination attempt against the exiled Rwandan General Kayumba Nyamwasa.
Sources close to both Rwandan Intelligence and South African Police have told AfroAmerica Network that the foreign country is “Rwanda.”
Already, on June 21, 2010 article (click here: Rwandan RPA Officer Suspected in Assassination Attempt) and June 22, 2010 article (click here: General Kazura Allegedly Implicated in Assassination Attempt) AfroAmerica Network was the first to disclose, based on the sources in Rwanda and South Africa, the implication of the Rwandan Military hierarchy and Rwandan Intelligence Operatives in the assassination plot. This was later confirmed by other news outlets and social media.
In this photo Brig.Gen Kazura
These sources had told AfroAmerica Network that the South African police had arrested a group of six suspects, mostly ex Rwandan Patriotic Army officers. Two of the suspects were subsequently released. The other suspects allegedly implicated General Jean Bosco Kazura as the ring leader of the conspiracy to assassinate the Rwandan General Kayumba Nyamwasa.
According to the same sources, it appeared that General Jean Bosco Kazura was sent on a mission by the Rwandan Government to travel to South Africa and organize the assassination while the South African police was busy with the opening of the FIFA Soccer World Cup.
After the death squad was put in place, General Jean Bosco Kazura quickly returned to Rwanda, leaving the squad under the command of Captain Francis Gakwerere, an officially retired Rwandan military officer, but an actual undercover Rwandan intelligence operative. To divert the attention, the Rwandan Department of Military Intelligence arrested General Jean Bosco Kazura upon his return. The motive of the arrest was allegedly to be able to deny the involvement of the Rwandan government in case the assassination attempt was discovered by the South African security services.
Contrary to the usually secrecy within the RPF, the arrest of General Kazura, under the pretext of an unauthorized trip outside the county by a high ranking military officer, was publicized allegedly to create a smokescreen.
Captain Francis Gakwerere was also initially arrested, and then released, pending further investigations, as he did not seem to be the actual shooter or to be immediately linked to the shooting. He was required to report to police later on. But when those detained started talking, the South African Police could not find Francis Gakwerere. He had vanished.
The suspects detained by the South African police apparently hold fake IDs from Tanzania, Mozambique, and Somalia.
In the past, the Rwanda Government has been accused of giving Rwandan ID to Somalis, Eritreans, Ethiopians, and Chadians to fight in the counter-insurgency against Hutu rebels, the Rwandan neighbors, and the Chadian Government. Some of these Somalis, Eritreans and Ethiopians may have used Rwandan ID to emigrate in countries in Africa and elsewhere or to serve as Rwandan Intelligence operatives across the World. The Chadian rebels were trained in Rwanda, as Rwandans, and sent to overthrow the Chadian government. They advanced all way to the Chadian presidential palace in the Capital Ndjamena before being beaten back by the Chadian military forces, supported by French special forces and commandos.
In the recent past, the Rwandan Department of Military Intelligence also supported the notorious Lord Resistance Army (LRA) when it suspected that the Ugandan Government was secretly supporting the National Democratic Congress (NDC), a coalition of the Rally for Unity and Democracy (RUD-Urunana) and Rally for the Rwandan People (RPR-Inkeragutabara), composed of Rwandan ethnic Hutu and Tutsi rebels pressuring the Rwandan Government to implement democratic changes in Rwanda. Subsequently, the UN Experts reported that these rebels were recruiting fighters in Uganda, accusation that both the rebels and the Ugandan government denied.
The Rwandan Military secretly shipped arms to LRA through the airport of Waw, Bahr Al Ghazal, close to the border separating Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Central African Republic, a triangle in which LRA rebels roam.